Handbook of Career Development

International Perspectives

  • Gideon Arulmani
  • Anuradha J. Bakshi
  • Frederick T. L. Leong
  • A. G. Watts

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Gideon Arulmani, Anuradha J. Bakshi, Frederick T. L. Leong, A. G. Watts
    Pages 1-10
  3. New Directions in Theoretical Perspectives for Career Development and Guidance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Mary McMahon, Mark Watson, Wendy Patton
      Pages 29-41
    3. Frederick T. L. Leong, Marina Pearce
      Pages 67-79
    4. V. R. Devika, Gideon Arulmani
      Pages 105-117
  4. The Person in Contexts Across the Life Span

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Salvatore Soresi, Laura Nota, Lea Ferrari, Maria Cristina Ginevra
      Pages 149-172
  5. Boom, Bust, and Suitability: Effective Career Preparation in a Volatile Labor Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-224
    2. Sachin Kumar, Gideon Arulmani
      Pages 225-239
    3. Stelina Chatzichristou, Gideon Arulmani
      Pages 241-254
    4. Heidi Agbenyo, Kathleen Collett
      Pages 255-270
  6. Making Our Careers Green: Work, Environmental Sustainability, and Social Justice

  7. Career Services: New Directions for Practice

  8. Innovations in Career Counseling: Services for Special Groups

  9. Career Services: New Directions for Assessment and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 607-608
    2. Nirmala Almeida, Aziel Marques, Gideon Arulmani
      Pages 659-670
    3. Bryan Hiebert, Karen Schober, Lester Oakes
      Pages 671-686
  10. Career Services: New Directions for Counselor Training, Competencies, and Standards

About this book


As a quintessentially human activity, work transcends countries and cultures.  But as economies falter and labor markets go global, the concept of career can seem unrealistic—even alien—to many in economically developing and developed nations alike.  The challenge to today's career professional is providing relevant services in the face of rapid, pervasive change.

The Handbook of Career Development assembles theoretical and practical innovations on a world scale.  Written by professionals from diverse countries and fields, this progressive resource presents career guidance and workforce development as cross-cultural, multidisciplinary, and responsive to contemporary realities.  Advanced analysis allows a deeper understanding of the long-term needs of workers as varied as indigenous peoples, older women, immigrants, international students, and the recovering mentally ill.  Easy-to-apply career service strategies are outlined for each of these special groups as also for others.  And the book's multicultural vision entails reinterpreting the notion of career for the economically developing world, including for those engaged in traditional, rural and craft occupations.  Among the areas covered in the Handbook

  • Innovations in career theory.
  • The person in contexts across the lifespan.
  • Effective career preparation in a volatile labor market.
  • Green careers: work, environmental sustainability, and social justice.
  • Enabling culturally sensitive career counseling.
  • Services for special groups.
  • New directions for assessment, practice, counselor training, competencies, and standards.

The Handbook of Career Development opens out realistic new paths for all involved in career services, including counselors, psychologists, social workers, human resource managers, educators, youth workers, and policymakers.  It is a suitable resource for a range of academic fields such as developmental studies, economics, ecology, and indigenous studies, and makes an invaluable training text for aspiring career counselors.


Gandhian work concepts Human development theories Indigenous models of career developement Indigenous models of vocational psychology Mahatma Gandhi Perspectives in career theory The Labor Market Theoretical perspectives for career development Theory development in career psychology career counseling career development in the 21st century career guidance career guidance centers career helplines educational inequality innovations in career counseling life-span theory social cognitive environments social justice special educational needs traditional occupations vocational psychology youth career construction

Editors and affiliations

  • Gideon Arulmani
    • 1
  • Anuradha J. Bakshi
    • 2
  • Frederick T. L. Leong
    • 3
  • A. G. Watts
    • 4
  1. 1.The Promise FoundationBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Human DevelopmentNirmala Niketan College of Home Science, University of MumbaiMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  4. 4.National Institute for Careers Education and CounsellingCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information