ERIC Number: EJ900478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Discourse Analysis in Career Counseling and Development
Stead, Graham B.; Bakker, Terri M.
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n1 p72-86 Sep 2010
Discourse analysis can be used to understand and interpret culturally and socially produced meanings regarding work and to outline how specific rules and conventions can configure meaning production of work in context. The implications of some core concepts in discourse analysis pertinent to career counseling are explored, including discourse, deconstruction, power/knowledge, psy-complex, ideology, and identity. Such an exploration has the potential to initiate a process of critical self-reflection in career counseling and development so as to enhance ethical, fair, and inclusive practices in the field.
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Career Counseling, Career Development, Fundamental Concepts, Ideology, Personality, Constructivism (Learning), Counseling Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Context, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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