Recent Developments in Career Theories : The Influences of Constructivism and Convergence

Patton, Wendy (2008) Recent Developments in Career Theories : The Influences of Constructivism and Convergence. In Athanasou, James A. & Van Esbroeck, Raoul (Eds.) International Handbook of Career Guidance. Springer, pp. 133-156.

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The current literature in career theory reflects two key themes: the influence of constructivism and the ongoing drive for convergence of career theories. This chapter briefly overviews the history of career theories, and within the context of the need for a shift in philosophical underpinnings of career theory, describes the core principles of constructivism and its role in the focus on convergence in career theory. Second, it explores two recent theoretical contributions which reflect developments in both integration and in the influence of constructivism in career theory. For the purpose of comprehensiveness, the influence of constructivism the role of these influences in a number of emerging theoretical discussions is also reviewed.

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ID Code: 10774
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: career development, career theory, constructivism
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6230-8_7
ISBN: 9781402062292
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 02:01

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