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ERIC Number: EJ891438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Career Adaptability in Childhood
Hartung, Paul J.; Porfeli, Erik J.; Vondracek, Fred W.
Career Development Quarterly, v57 n1 p63-74 Sep 2008
Childhood marks the dawn of vocational development, involving developmental tasks, transitions, and change. Children must acquire the rudiments of career adaptability to envision a future, make educational and vocational decisions, explore self and occupations, and problem solve. The authors situate child vocational development within human life span and life course development paradigms and career development theory. They then consider the theoretical origins of career adaptability and examine it as a critical construct for construing vocational development. Two models derived from career construction theory offer guides for research and counseling practice designed to foster development through work and other social roles. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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