Career development and systems theory: connecting theory and practice

Patton, Wendy and McMahon, Mary L. Career development and systems theory: connecting theory and practice 3rd ed. Edited by Audrey Collin, Kobus Maree, Peter McIlveen, Vladimir Skorikov and Raoul van Esbroeck Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2014. doi:10.1007/978-94-6209-635-6

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Author Patton, Wendy
McMahon, Mary L.
Title Career development and systems theory: connecting theory and practice
Place of Publication Rotterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Sense Publishers
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6209-635-6
Open Access Status
Volume 6
Edition 3rd
Series Career Development Series
ISBN 9789462096349
9789462096332
9789462096356
Language eng
Editor Audrey Collin
Kobus Maree
Peter McIlveen
Vladimir Skorikov
Raoul van Esbroeck
Total number of pages 476
Collection year 2015
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The 3rd edition of this classic book 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.
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