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ERIC Number: EJ902401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Autoethnography in Vocational Psychology: Wearing Your Class on Your Sleeve
McIlveen, Peter; Beccaria, Gavin; du Preez, Jan; Patton, Wendy
Journal of Career Development, v37 n3 p599-615 Oct 2010
This article addresses reflective practice in research and practice and takes the issue of consciousness of social class in vocational psychology as a working example. It is argued that the discipline's appreciation of social class can be advanced through application of the qualitative research method autoethnography. Excerpts from an autoethnographic study are used to explore the method's potential. This reflexive research method is presented as a potential vehicle to improve vocational psychologists' own class consciousness and to concomitantly enhance their capacity to grasp social class within their own spheres of research and practice. It is recommended that autoethnography be used for research, training, and professional development for vocational psychologists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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