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Career Development and Systems Theory

Connecting Theory and Practice

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  • This book is the only publication within the career literature to present an integrative theoretical framework and to demonstrate a direct contemporary applicability for practitioners.

Part of the book series: Career Development Series (CADE, volume 2)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Review of Existing Theories

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Rationale for a Systems Theory Perspective

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 3-25
    3. Theories Focusing on Content

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 27-61
    4. Theories Focusing on Process

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 63-94
    5. Theories Focusing on Content and Process

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 95-120
    6. Comparison of the Current Theories

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 121-134
    7. Theories of Career Development

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 135-181
  3. The Move Towards Integration and Convergence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183
    2. Toward Integration in Career Theory

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 185-211
    3. Systems Theory

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 213-240
    4. A Systems Theory Framework of Career Development

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 241-276
  4. Systems Theory and Career Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 277-277
    2. Lifelong Career Development Learning

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 279-296
    3. Training and Supervision

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 297-322
    4. Career Development Learning in School Systems

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 323-344
    5. Career Counselling Systems

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 345-385
    6. Organisational and Individual Career Systems

      • Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon
      Pages 387-406
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 407-476

About this book

Career Development and Systems Theory: Connecting Theory and Practice offers practitioners, researchers and students a comprehensive introduction to, and overview of, career theory; introduces the Systems Theory Framework of career development; and demonstrates its considerable contemporary and innovative application to practice. A number of authors have identified the framework as one of a small number of significant innovations in the career development literature. The Systems Theory Framework of career development was developed to provide coherence to the career development field by providing a comprehensive conceptualisation of the many existing theories and concepts relevant to understanding career development. It is not designed to be a theory of career development; rather systems theory is introduced as the basis for an overarching, or metatheoretical, framework within which all concepts of career development, described in the plethora of career theories, can be usefully positioned and utilised in both theory and practice. It has been applied to the career development of children, adolescents and women. Since its first publication, the Systems Theory Framework has been the basis of numerous publications focusing on theoretical application and integration, practice and research, with a growing number of these by authors other than the framework developers. Its application across cultures also has been emphasised. The theoretical and practical unity of the Systems Theory Framework makes this book a worthy addition to the professional libraries of practitioners, researchers and students, new to, or experienced in, the field of career development.

Keywords

  • Career assessment
  • Career counselling
  • Career theory
  • Career theory and practice
  • Systems Theory Framework

Authors and Affiliations

  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    Wendy Patton

  • The University of Queensland, Australia

    Mary McMahon

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Career Development and Systems Theory

  • Book Subtitle: Connecting Theory and Practice

  • Authors: Wendy Patton, Mary McMahon

  • Series Title: Career Development Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-635-6

  • Publisher: SensePublishers Rotterdam

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-6209-635-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 476

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Education

Buying options

eBook
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-6209-635-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout