Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning across the Mediterranean

Challenging Transitions in South Europe and the MENA Region

  • Ronald G. Sultana

Part of the EMCER book series (CIEDV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Ronald G. Sultana
      Pages 19-53
    3. Fida Afiouni, Charlotte Karam
      Pages 55-70
    4. Aboubakr Abdeen Badawi
      Pages 71-85
    5. Maha Kattaa
      Pages 87-104
  4. The Maghreb

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Aziza Chbani, Amina Jaouane
      Pages 107-122
    3. Rosa Mahdjoub, Mohamed Miliani
      Pages 123-137
    4. Ammar Mejri, John Mccarthy
      Pages 139-150
    5. Ali Elhawat
      Pages 151-157
  5. The Mashrek

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Shahinaz Khalil
      Pages 173-186
    3. Michel Turcotte, Celine Renald, Lynne Bezanson
      Pages 225-237
    4. Batoul Diab, Neruda Barakat
      Pages 239-254

About this book

Introduction

Perhaps no other challenge preoccupies governments and citizens in the Mediterranean region than the mass unemployment of young people, many of who have invested in higher education in the hope that ability and effort lead to fulfilling lives. Transitions to independent adulthood are, however, frustratingly long drawn-out, and often jeopardised by labour markets that are neither youth-friendly nor meritocratic. While such challenges require structural responses at the macro-economic level, career education and guidance have an important role to play in addressing both the public and private good, and in furthering the social justice agenda. This volume provides a state-of-the-art review of career education and guidance in Southern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa Region, presenting a multi-faceted portrayal of the situation in each country as well as overviews of cross-cutting themes that are especially relevant to context, such as women’s career development in the Arab states, job placement support for refugees, and the impact of faith on livelihood planning. “This book is a major achievement, focusing on a pivotal part of the world.” – Tony Watts, Cambridge, UK “This book challenges career guidance to truly think in a contextual, localised, plural and dialogical way. In providing an opportunity for the South to speak on its own terms it helps renew the field through different ways of thinking and doing career guidance.” – Marcelo Afonso Ribeiro, University of São Paulo, Brazil “This wonderful new book furnishes a way forward in helping people and communities establish practices that will support our natural striving for work that is decent, dignified, and meaningful.” – David L. Blustein, Boston College, USA “This book is packed with fresh ideas based on lucid arguments that draw from a substantial evidence base. This work is essential reading.” – Gideon Arulmani, The Promise Foundation, Bangalore, India “This publication is a must-read for every individual involved in policy, research and practice activities in the career guidance field.” – Rènette du Toit, Independent Research Services, South Africa

Keywords

career guidance career education livelihood planning comparative education MENA region

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald G. Sultana
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MaltaMalta

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-992-8
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-992-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9880
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9899
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