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ERIC Number: EJ916394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
"Telling Tales": Using Narrative in Career Guidance
Reid, Hazel; West, Linden
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v78 n2 p174-183 Apr 2011
In this article the authors argue for the importance of narrative-based approaches in career guidance work in an uncertain, unpredictable world. This requires a paradigmatic shift in thinking that can be too difficult, at present, for some practitioners. The article reports on the first phase of a collaborative project with a group of practitioners--working in guidance in schools and with young people in public access points--to develop and evaluate narrative methods. Our analysis highlights the usefulness of the approach, but also reveals tensions derived from the working cultures of career guidance practitioners. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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