`This book should be viewed as essential reading for anyone interested in developing their understanding of the field of career counselling and developing their own approach. Practitioners will find much they might want to consider incorporating into their own work' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `As a career counsellor working with clients of all ages and situations, I found Larry Cochran's new work both pragmatic and intellectually stimulating... [he] provides fresh insight into the essence of career counselling, examining the past to be able to understand the present in order to plan for the future. Written in an accessible style... this book is certainly something which encourages further re

The Storied Ecology of Career Development
The storied ecology of career development

Careers are shaped by expanding spheres of influence (Vondracek, Lerner, & Schulenberg, 1986), by what Bronfenbrenner (1979) called “the ecology of human development.” Family, school, community, region, and nation might provide differential opportunities, models, rewards, resources, and recognition. For example, Kohn and Schooler (1983) found that self-direction in work influences self-direction outside of work. In other words, those people who have more self-direction in work tend to become more self-directed generally and to acquire parental attitudes that favor self-direction in their children. Those people who have less self-direction in work tend to become less self-directed generally, to diminish capacity for self-direction (that is, become less intellectually flexible in solving problems), and to favor obedience ...

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