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Collin, Audrey – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
Mainstream theories of career have been charged with a lack of "critical, multidisciplinary, gendered, and contextualised work". This suggests that they would not readily be able to encompass the notion of the family-friendly career. This paper contextualises their shortcomings, notes some responses to them over time, and identifies some recent…
Descriptors: Career Development, Systems Approach, Family Work Relationship, Careers
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Collin, Audrey – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Presents an interview with Mark Savickas, a major figure in the North American career field and recipient of the "Eminent Career Award" by the National Career Development Association. Discusses his professional influences and his impressions on the future of the career counseling field. (Contains 17 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Interviews, Personal Narratives, Professional Development
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Collin, Audrey – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1996
Discusses practitioners' doubts about the value of theory in counseling. The relationship between theory and practice is a sensitive one in the debate on competencies, and an illuminating one in that on postmodernism. Practice is improvisational, and is refined by frameworks provided by theory, critical thinking, and "reflective…
Descriptors: Adults, Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Theories
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Collin, Audrey; Watts, A. G. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1996
Examines the industrialized concept of career and analyzes ways in which this concept is breaking down. Explores the emerging significance of alternative concepts and identifies some of their implications for career guidance. Argues for the social significance of career guidance in its relation to the importance of individual experiences. (RJM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Change Agents
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Collin, Audrey – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Outlines the contextualist perspective upon career research, theory, and practice and explores the possibility of its adoption in the mainstream of the career field. Examines conceptualizations of the environment in mainstream career theories, underlying assumptions, the contextualist work hypothesis, and metaphors illustrating the contrast…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Careers, Context Effect, Counseling Theories