Career development programs: Preparation for lifelong career decision making

Patton, Wendy A. & McMahon, Mary L. (2001) Career development programs: Preparation for lifelong career decision making. Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne, Australia.


Changes in the world of work and the evolving nature and structure of careers have placed considerable demands on the provision of systematic developmental career programs through the lifespan. Career development programs provide individuals with planned learning experiences that develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to assist them in making informed decisions throughout their working lives. Career Development Programs includes a history of career development programs in Australia and presents a chapter on how to implement such programs across a range of settings. Contributors to the book are drawn from Australia and overseas. With its emphasis on lifelong career development, the book provides examples of programs operating across the lifespan from school age to retirement. In addition, it provides chapters on topics seldom addressed and groups rarely catered for such as athletes, dancers and people with disabilities. This book is an invaluable resource for career teachers and counsellors working in schools and private practice, university counselling departments, rehabilitation counsellors, and human resource departments and personnel consultants. It is also an ideal reference for tertiary students pursuing this field of study.

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ID Code: 10170
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: career development programs, career preparation, career decision making, lifelong career development
ISBN: 0585496110
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Australian Council for Educational Research
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:50

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