Title

Career Construction for Life Design: Practice and Theory

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2018

Publication Title

Contemporary Theories of Career Development International Perspectives

Abstract

In response to the complexities of social change that have become evident in the 21st Century, there is a need for innovation in career theory that takes into account new perspectives and the fluctuating contexts of people’s lives. Contemporary Theories of Career Development: International Perspectives and Case Applications brings together the contributions of theorists from around the globe whose work represents current, cutting-edge international approaches to career development theory. Emphasizing the new perspectives that are needed for this field to be relevant in a contemporary era, this book considers the cultural applications of theory in a diverse range of populations.

Structured in three parts with chapters written by internationally renowned leaders in the field, this collection features a critical examination of the current history of the field, thirteen theory chapters, each enhanced by a case study, and a final chapter that draws the previous chapters together through key themes, broadening the reader’s knowledge of theoretical perspectives and their interrelations. Each theory chapter author comments on and critiques their own theory, inviting readers to engage with these theories at both a practical and theoretical level through the case studies.

Detailed, with reader-friendly descriptions and supplemented by international research, case examples and discussion questions, Contemporary Theories of Career Development: International Perspectives and Case Applications is the ideal reference work for students studying the topic as well as a stimulus for researchers and practitioners looking to implement the theories in their work.

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