Career development: profession or not?

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Author: O'Reilly, Val; McMahon, Mary; Parker, Polly


Professions are recognised occupations that require specialised knowledge, training, and skills. Entry into professions is gained through high level qualifications, such as university degrees. The theoretical knowledge base and profession-specific qualifications distinguish professions from other occupations and create a unique identity for them and their members. Professions have defined entry pathways that assist members who practise in the field (practitioners) to construct their professional identity. Governments regulate entry to some professions, such as teaching and psychology....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Governance

Keywords: Career counsellor; Practitioners; Professional development; Professional recognition; Regulation

Published: London, England: Sage Publications in association with ACER, 2020

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Journal volume: 29

Journal number: 2

Journal date: July 2020

Pages: pp. 79-86

ISSN: 1038-4162, 2200-6974 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 181.881

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