'Aiming High': Australian school leavers' career aspirations and the implications for career development practice

Walker, Karen (2006) 'Aiming High': Australian school leavers' career aspirations and the implications for career development practice. Australian Journal of Career Development, 15 (2). pp. 53-60.

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Abstract

School leavers are aspiring to professional occupations in significant numbers. The availability of careers in the professions is considerably less than the numbers of aspirants. Those providing career counsel to school leavers are critically placed to provide the structure and information that will assist young people develop career plans that recognise the limitations of occupational availability. Young people can also be assisted to explore "why" a person works and the dominant discourses within which they live. The development of resilience and recognition of alternative perspectives will assist young school leavers manage the compromises many will inevitably confront in the years after leaving school.

Item ID: 3706
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: careers; careers counselling; secondary students; career aspirations
ISSN: 1038-4162
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 05:44
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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