An international and social perspective on career guidance

Athanasou Jim, Raoul Van Esbroeck

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter proposes an emancipatory and transformative purpose of career guidance in the life of each person. Two broad factors that have an impact upon career guidance perspectives throughout the world are considered and are described as (a) individual and vocational factors; and (b) guidance delivery factors. The first section of this paper considers the background of career guidance as a basis for understanding the perspectives that already had an impact upon it. Then selected social and international perspectives relevant to career guidance are considered jointly as part of the existential issues facing each person and each practitioner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational handbook of career guidance
EditorsJim Athansou, R. Van Esbroeck
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-6229-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Bibliographical note

Jim Athansou & R. Van Esbroeck


  • career guidance
  • vocational
  • social perspectives


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