ERIC Number: EJ921837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Career Decision-Making: What Matters to Indigenous Australians?
Australian Journal of Career Development, v19 n3 p67-74 Spr 2010
This article brings together and discusses three research projects that examined the vocational education and career-decision making of Indigenous Australians. These studies focused on the experiences of Indigenous people themselves, in order to provide an Indigenous perspective on vocational and career development. Four main barriers that limit the career opportunities of Indigenous people are identified, and the characteristics of education and training settings that promote effective career development are described. The article concludes by suggesting ways to respond to the career development needs of Indigenous people that may lead to improved educational and employment outcomes.
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Employment Opportunities, Vocational Education, Career Development, Career Choice, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Athletics, Role of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Occupational Aspiration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia