The uncertain story of career development

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Author: Bright, Jim E. H.


In this paper, the central role of uncertainty in career development and its implications for counselling, coaching and education practice as well as policy will be explored. It is argued that although uncertainty was recognised in the earliest formulations of career counselling models, it was subsequently largely ignored or deemed unimportant in nearly all of the dominant theories of career development for the remainder of the 20th century. More recently theorists have begun to acknowledge once more the central importance of uncertainty in career development, and more broadly in areas...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Policy; Workforce development; Teaching and learning

Keywords: History; Career counselling; Career guidance; Coaching; Policy implications; Education and training needs; Educational practice

Published: Derby, England: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby, 2016

Physical description: vii, 20 p.

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ISBN: 9781910755075

Statement of responsibility: Jim Bright

On cover: Inaugural lecture by Professor Jim Bright, Visiting Professor of Career Development, iCeGS, University of Derby, Professor of Career Education and Development, Australian Catholic University

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 124.959

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