A postmodern approach to career education: What does it look like?

Patton, Wendy A. (2005) A postmodern approach to career education: What does it look like? Perspectives in Education, 23(2), pp. 21-28.

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Changes in our concepts of work and career reflect a move from an industrial era to what has been termed a postindustrial, information or postmodern era, an era wherein our concepts of career guidance also need to change. A number of authors have commented on aspects of career guidance practice which need to incorporate changes, such as career education and career counselling (Guichard, 2001; McMahon & Patton, 2000; Watts, 2001). This paper will add to the call for greater application of constructivist approaches to career education. It will critique current practices and present strategies which reflect such approaches.

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ID Code: 3053
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: career education, postmodern approaches, constructivism
ISSN: 0081-2463
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 SA ePublications
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Deposited On: 11 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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