The Future of Career
The fragmented nature of modern working life is leading to fundamental changes in our understanding of the term career. Few people now expect to have a lifetime of continuous employment, regardless of their qualifications or the sector they work in. This book presents a kaleidoscopic view of the concept of career, reviewing its past and considering its future. International specialists in psychology, sociology, counselling, education and human resource management offer a multi-layered examination of career theories and practice, identifying the major changes taking place in the world of work that are challenging and extending the meaning of the word career. The overall aim is to redefine it in ways that are relevant to the newly emerging network society of the 21st century. The chapters are wide-ranging, exploring topics such as the changing contexts of career, individual career experiences, women’s careers, multicultural issues, and implications for practice and policy-making.
• Comprehensive reappraisal of the concept of career, reviewing its past and considering its future • International specialists in psychology, sociology, counselling, education and human resource management offer an interdisciplinary approach that will appeal to a wide audience • Identifies implications for practice and policy-makingContents
1. Introduction: framing the future of career Audrey Collin and Richard A. Young; Part I. Changing Contexts: 2. ‘Fracture lines’ in the career environment Julie A. Storey; 3. Some contributions of sociology to the understanding of career Marie-France Maranda and Yvan Comeau; 4. Renovating the psychology of careers for the 21st century Mark L. Savickas; 5. Changing career: the role of values Wendy Patton; 6. dancing to the music of time Audrey Collin; Part II. New Perspectives: 7. The future of boundaryless careers Suellen M. Littleton, Michael B. Arthur and Denise M. Rousseau; 8. Career development in a changing context of the second part of working life Danielle Riverin-Simard; 9. The future of women’s careers Heather Höpfl and Pat Hornby; 10. Career of slide? Managing on the threshold of sense Damian O’Doherty and Ian Roberts; 11. Epic and novel: the rhetoric of career Audrey Collin; Part III. New Directions for Theory, Practice and Policy: 12. Reconceptualising career theory and research: an action-theoretical perspective Richard A. Young and Ladislav Valach; 13. A new perspective for counsellors: from career ideologies to empowerment through work and relationship practices Mary Sue Richardson; 14. Adapting to the changing multicultural context of career Frederick T. L. Leong and Paul J. Hartung; 15. Managing careers in organisations Mike Doyle; 16. Learning for work: global causes, national standards, human relevance Bill Law; 17. The new career and public policy A. G. Watts; The future of career Audrey Collin and Richard A. Young.