"This is a wonderful compendium of information, ideas and suggestions for the practitioner, researcher or student. The 41 chapters offer a broad array of perspectives, research and references. Especially because several ideas are sourced from cultures other than the widely published US, the handbook will broaden horizons and challenge preconceived notions. I thank the editors and all of the authors for doing that for me." (Dr. Jane Goodman, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, Vol. 43 (5), 2015) "Handbook of career development: International perspectives comprises 41 chapters across a multitude of key themes including theoretical perspectives, assessment and evaluation, special populations, and counsellor competencies. The international team of contributors often share specific examples from their respective countries, bringing an important global perspective to topics of interest and concern. ... Whether your primary interest is in theory, assessment, evaluation, or training, the Handbook of career development: International perspectives is a "must have" for anyone involved in career practice." (Deirdre Pickerell, CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter, ccpacdchapter.blogspot.de, March, 2014)
Gideon Arulmani Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with an M.Phil., in Medical and Social Psychology and a doctoral degree in Career Psychology from the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the Founder and Managing Trustee of The Promise Foundation, Bangalore, India. His interests lie in the interdisciplinary understanding the human potential. He has developed the Cultural Preparation Process Model of Career Development and formulated comprehensive culture-resonant systems of career counseling for India and other countries. He has also developed curricula for capacity building at the certificate, masters, and doctoral levels. He is the president of the Indian Association for Career and Livelihood Planning; a member of the Executive Board of International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance; an International Fellow of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research, USA; an International Fellow of the National Institute for Education and Counselling, Cambridge, UK; Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury Christ Church, UK; Visiting Professor at the Martin Luther Christian University, Meghalaya; and international consultant to a number of multilateral agencies. He is a reviewer and associate editor for a wide range of journals of psychology and counseling. His other interests include documentary film making, photography, folklore, historical fiction, craft, jewelry design, and wine making! email: firstname.lastname@example.org Anuradha J. Bakshi Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Head of the Human Development Specialization at the Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, University of Mumbai, India. She is teaching in the B.S., M.S., and doctoral programs in Human Development. She has been teaching at the university level for over 20 years, and has taught at multiple colleges and universities. She also has extensive research experience, including coordination of national and international funded projects as well as research work with graduate students. She is the Vice President of the Indian Association for Career and Livelihood Planning, and a Managing Editor of the Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning. She is also an Associate Editor of the Research Reach: A Journal of Home Science. She has been a Guest Editor of a special issue of the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. She has been appointed to one of the Board of Studies at the University of Mumbai, and curriculum development is one of her special strengths. Her specialty areas in teaching include research methods and statistics, and theories and models of human development. She is especially drawn to the convergence and divergence between Western psychological and Indian philosophical and spiritual literatures. She has been researching varied areas with her students, including spirituality, positive psychology, education, youth services, and career development. Her recent publications are in the area of career development. With higher educational qualifications from both India and the United States, she is particularly sensitive to cultural differences, and not just between two or more countries but also within a country. As a resident of Mumbai, she is encouraged by the overall indomitable spirit of enterprise and agency in Mumbai. email: email@example.com Dr. Frederick Leong, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Michigan State University. He is also Director of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research in the Department of Psychology. He has authored or co-authored over 150 articles in various psychology journals, 100 book chapters, and also edited or co-edited 14 books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Counseling (Sage Publications, 2008) and the APA Handbook for Multicultural Psychology (APA Books, 2013). Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 2, 5, 12, 17, 29, 45, 52), Association for Psychological Scienc
The Manifestation of Career: Introduction and Overview.- Section 1: New Directions in Theoretical Perspectives for Career Development and Guidance.- New Trends in Theory Development in Career Psychology.- Context-Resonant Systems Perspectives in Career Theory.- Life Span Theory and Career Theories: Rapprochement or Estrangement?.- Indigenous Models of Career Development and Vocational Psychology.- The Cultural Preparation Process Model and Career Development.- Mahatma Gandhi's Ideas for Work, Career, and Life.- Section 2: The Person in Contexts across the Life Span.- Personality and Self: Multiple Frames of Reference for Career Service Professionals.- Parental Influences on Youth's Career Construction.- The Interface between Positive Youth Development and Youth Career Development: New Avenues for Career Guidance Practice.- Mid-Career Progression and Development: The Role for Career Guidance and Counseling.- Section 3: Boom, Bust, and Suitability: Effective Career Preparation in a Volatile Labor Market.- Understanding the Labor Market: Implications for Career Counseling.- Labor Market and Career Development in the 21st Century.- Career Advice and Guidance in a World where Vocational Skills Matter.- Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Career Guidance: The Interface.- Second Career: An Eventual Need in Today's World.- Section 4: Making Our Careers Green: Work, Environmental Sustainability, and Social Justice.- Green Guidance.- Career Guidance for Social Justice in Neoliberal Times.- Educational Inequality and Social Justice: Challenges for Career Guidance.- Career Guidance and Counseling in the Context of Unemployment and Vulnerability: A Case Study of South Africa.- Tensions in Livelihoods: A Rural Perspective.- Traditional Occupations in a Modern World: Career Guidance, Livelihood Planning, and Crafts in the Context of Globalization.- Section 5: Career Services: New Directions for Practice.- Telling Tales: Do Narrative Approaches for Career Counseling Count?.- Mind the Twist in the Tale: The Story as a Channel for Culture-Resonant Career Counseling.- Enabling Culturally Sensitive Career Counseling through Critically Reflective Practice: The Role of Reflective Diaries in Personal and Professional Development.- Online Careers Work: Colonist or Inhabitant?.- Career Helplines: A Resource for Career Development.- Section 6: Innovations in Career Counseling: Services for Special Groups.- Special Educational Needs, Social Cognitive Environments, and Preparing for the World of Work.- "I Don't Want to Make Candles!" Supporting the Career Development Needs of those Recovering from Mental Illnesses.- Career Counseling among Indigenous Peoples.- Older Women's Retrospective Narratives of Their Work and Learning Pathways.- The Immigrant, Expatriate, and Repatriate Experience: How Career Professionals Can Smooth the Way?.- Should I Stay or Should I Go Home? Career Guidance with International Students.- Section 7: Career Services: New Directions for Assessment and Evaluation.- Assessment of Interest and Aptitude: A Methodologically-Integrated Approach.- Making Meaning of Quantitative Assessment in Career Counseling through a Story Telling Approach.- The Assessment of Quality of Working Life in Career Guidance and Counseling.- Evaluation of the Quality of Career Guidance Centers.- Demonstrating the Impact of Career Guidance.- Section 8: Career Services: New Directions for Counselor Training, Competencies, and Standards.- Career Counselor Competencies and Standards: Differences and Similarities across Countries.- Orienting Educators to Contemporary Ideas for Career Counseling: An Illustrative Example.- Training Career Practitioners: Opportunities and Challenges.