Uticaj okruženja na rad karijernih praktičara: primer Srbije

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Career guidance and counselling (CGC) is increasingly being recognised as an
important tool in education and employment policy, one that can support and facilitate lifelong learning. The contemporary environment requires individuals to develop their careers in a more flexible and less predictable way than previously, with lifelong mobility between education and the labour market, between employers and vocations. In this context, the classic careers approach of matching individuals with professions is no longer adequate, and it needs to be expanded through appropriate consideration of the social context in which careers and also CGC are developing. This requires a shift from a predominantly psychological focus and the inclusion of concepts and theories from sociology.
This paper aims to contribute to the scanty existing empirical research from this
area in Serbia, investigating the impact of the environment on CGC, specifically from the perspective of career practitioners. Through thematic analysis of interviews two key themes are recognised that relate to the micro– and macro environments of CGC: “limiting external circumstances” and “scepticism regarding policy”. Comparing the findings obtained with the results of sociological studies, the paper concludes that an additional sociological perspective is needed in the practice and theory of CGC in Serbia, and especially
in the training of career practitioners.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
JournalAndragoške studije
Pages (from-to)105-124
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

    Research areas

  • career guidance, career counselling, career practitioners

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