Intersections of career development and post secondary education for Indigenous students: exploring the integrity of social and cultural issues


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Author: Stewart, Suzanne L.; Reeves, Allison


Indigenous peoples in Canada often have unique experiences of finding and keeping work, which are strongly tied to cultural and community identity and histories. This paper explores the relationship of career development with post secondary education. These two facets of life for Indigenous peoples seem to intersect around issues of discrimination, modeling and mentoring, and access to education and career opportunities, which are discussed through a review of literature and the presentation of new data from two Indigenous research projects. Implications for career development and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Culture and society; Career development; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training; Research; Equity; Indigenous people

Keywords: Cultural factor; Postsecondary education; Career exploration; University; Career guidance; Educational practice; Access to education and training; Equal opportunity

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: St. John's, Newfoundland: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013

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Journal volume: 12

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2013

Pages: pp. 92-103

ISSN: 1499-1845, 1499-1853 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 115.1414

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