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Perhaps no other challenge preoccupies governments and citizens in the Mediterranean region than the mass unemployment of young people, many of who have invested in higher education in the hope that ability and effort lead to fulfilling lives. Transitions to independent adulthood are, however, frustratingly long drawn-out, and often jeopardised by labour markets that are neither youth-friendly nor meritocratic. While such challenges require structural responses at the macro-economic level, career education and guidance have an important role to play in addressing both the public and... [+] Show more
Perhaps no other challenge preoccupies governments and citizens in the Mediterranean region than the mass unemployment of young people, many of who have invested in higher education in the hope that ability and effort lead to fulfilling lives. Transitions to independent adulthood are, however, frustratingly long drawn-out, and often jeopardised by labour markets that are neither youth-friendly nor meritocratic. While such challenges require structural responses at the macro-economic level, career education and guidance have an important role to play in addressing both the public and private good, and in furthering the social justice agenda. This volume provides a review of career education and guidance in Southern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa Region, presenting a multi-faceted portrayal of the situation in each country as well as overviews of cross-cutting themes that are especially relevant to context, such as women's career development in the Arab states, job placement support for refugees, and the impact of faith on livelihood planning.
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The chapters are as follows: Introduction: Anchoring career guidance in the Mediterranean?: in search of southern perspectives / Ronald G. Sultana (pages 3-15); Part one, 'Context', contains the following chapters: Contexts matter: factors influencing career guidance in the Mediterranean countries / Ronald G. Sultana (pages 19-53); Debunking myths surrounding women's careers in the Arab Region: a critical reflexive approach / Fida Afiouni and Charlotte Karam (pages 55-70); Career guidance: perspectives from Islam and from Muslim cultures / Aboubakr Abdeen Badawi (pages 71-85); Syrian refugees in Jordan: providing career guidance services and enhancing access to employment / Maha Kattaa (pages 87-104); Part two, 'The Maghreb', contains: Educational and career guidance in Morocco: vision, plans and projects / Aziza Chbani and Amina Jaouane (pages 107-122); Education and career guidance in Algeria: recurrent dysfunctions / Rosa Mahdjoub and Mohamed Miliani (pages 123-137); Careers information and guidance in Tunisia: institutional and societal challenges / Ammar Mejri and John McCarthy (pages 139-150); Career guidance in Libya: small steps forward, still a long way to go / Ali Elhawat (pages 151-157); Youth education and guidance for employment in Libya: an evolving scenario (pages 159-170).
Part three, 'The Mashrek', contains the following chapters: Career guidance in Egypt: partnership in international cooperation for national development / Shahinaz Khalil (pages 173-186); Exploration process and future plans of Arabs and Jewish Israeli young adults: implications for career interventions / Rachel Gali Cinamon (pages 187-202); Career education and guidance under occupation in Palestine: factors affecting young people's aspirations / Mazen Hashweh (pages 203-224); Career development services in Jordan: international consultants review past efforts and future prospects / Michel Turcotte, Celine Renald and Lynne Bezanson (pages 225-237); Career services in Syrian higher education: policy articulations / Batoul Diab and Neruda Barakat (pages 239-254); The Lebanese education system: heavy on career orientation, light on career guidance / Barend Vlaardingerbroek, Anies Al-Hroub and Cyrine Saab (pages 255-265); Career counselling in Turkey: building on the past and constructing the future / Binnur Yesilyaprak (pages 267-282); The Saudi experiment with career guidance: borrowing policy and managing the clash of context and theory / Tristram Hooley (pages 283-300); Part four, 'South Europe', contains: Career counselling and guidance in Greece: past, present and future / Michael Kassotakis (pages 303-322); Guidance and counselling in Cyprus: multiple roles, challenges and achievements / Antonis Antoniou (pages 323-335); Career education and guidance in Malta: development and outlook / Manwel Debono (pages 337-350); Career guidance in multicultural contexts: an Italian case study / Roberta Piazza, Paola Magnano and Andrea Zammitti (pages 351-370); Young adults of Maghrebi descent in France: guidance and the challenges to educational and labour market integration / Valerie Cohen-Scali, Alma Hafsi and Patrick Werquin (pages 371-388); Guidance in Catalan secondary education: main features and challenges in a Spanish region / Marius Martinez-Munoz and Carme Martinez-Roca (pages 389-400); Career education and guidance services in Portugal: deeds and needs / Maria Do Ceu Taveira (pages 401-416); Conclusion: Futures for career education and guidance in the Mediterranean?: implications, challenges, and prospects / Ronald G. Sultana (pages 419-437).[-] Show less
Geographic subjects: Europe; Africa; Middle East; Arab countries; Egypt; Syria; Jordan; Morocco; Algeria; Tunisia; Libya; Israel; Palestine; Lebanon; Turkey; Saudi Arabia; Greece; Cyprus; Malta; Italy; France; Spain; Portugal
Published: Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers and Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Physical description: xi, 450 p.
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