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Building from Diversity to Social Justice Competencies in International Standards for Career Development Practitioners

  • Nancy ArthurEmail author
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Abstract

Shifting demographics within nations and the growing international labour market underscore the importance of preparing career practitioners with multicultural career counselling competencies. However, career practitioners need to move beyond an appreciation of cultural diversity to incorporating perspectives on social justice into their roles and methods of intervention. The discussion examines ways of strengthening social action and advocacy roles in multicultural career counselling. Recommendations are given for expanding social justice competencies in international standards for career development practitioners.

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Labour Market Social Action Social Justice Cultural Diversity Career Development 
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Résumé. Inclure des compétences de justice sociale au départ de la diversité dans les normes internationales à destination des praticiens de développement de la vie professionnelle

L’évolution démographique parmi les nations et l’extension internationale du marché du travail mettent en relief l’importance de la préparation des praticiens du conseil de carrière à la familiarization avec les compétences requises par le conseil multiculturel. Cependant, ces praticiens doivent aller au delà d’une appréciation de la diversité culturelle pour inclure les perspectives relatives à la justice sociale dans leurs rôles et leurs méthodes d’intervention. La discussion examine les voies permettant de renforcer les rôles d’action et de défense sociales que joue le conseil de carrière multiculturel. On fournit des recommandations visant à augmenter les compétences en justice sociale selon des normes internationales à destination des praticiens du développement de la vie professionnelle.

Zusammenfassung. Weiterentwicklung von multikulturellen Kompetenzen zu Kompetenzen zur Entwicklung sozialer Gerechtigkeit innerhalb internationaler Qualitätsstandards für Berufsberater

Demografische Veränderungen innerhalb von Nationen und der wachsende internationale Arbeitsmarkt unterstreichen die Bedeutung der Ausbildung von Berufsberatern im Hinblick auf multikulturelle Beratungskompetenzen. Berufsberater müssen jedoch über die Wertschätzung kultureller Vielfalt hinausgehen und den Blick für soziale Gerechtigkeit in ihre Rollen und Methoden einarbeiten. Dieser Artikel untersucht Methoden zur Stärkung sozialer Aktivität und zur Stärkung von Ratgeber-Rollen in der multikulturellen Beratung. Es werden Empfehlungen zur erweiternden Aufnahme von Kompetenzen zur sozialen Gerechtigkeit in internationale Qualitätsstandards für Berufsberater formuliert.

Resumen. De las Competencias de Diversidad a las de Justicia Social en los Estándares Internacionales de Orientación para la Carrera

Los cambios demográficos en las naciones y el creciente mercado laboral internacional subrayan la importancia de formar a los orientadores en competencias multiculturales de orientación para la carrera. Sin embargo, los orientadores deben ir más allá de la mera valoración positiva de la diversidad cultural e incorporar perspectivas de justicia social a sus funciones y métodos de intervención. En el artículo se exploran formas de reforzar la acción social y los roles de intercesión y apoyo en la orientación para la carrera multicultural. Se dan recomendaciones para que se amplíen las competencias de justicia social en los estándares internacionales de orientación para la carrera.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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