Australian Journal of Career Development

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, Autumn

A Career and Learning Transitional Model for Those Experiencing Labour Market Disadvantage
This paper will discuss the relevant research and literature that has informed the development of the career and life planning component of the career and learning transitional model. This includes the contemporary career development literature that...
Read preview Overview
At My Desk
Global challenges How did I get here? Somebody pushed me. Somebody must have set me off in this direction and clusters of other hands must have touched themselves to the controls at various times. For I would not have picked this...
Read preview Overview
Editorial
ACKNOWLEDGING DR JAMES ATHANASOU This issue of the journal marks the transition of editorship from Dr James Athanasou to myself. I should like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Dr Athanasou's contribution to the journal over a period of nine...
Read preview Overview
Footprints Forwards Blocked by a Failure Discourse: Issues in Providing Advice about Medicine and Other Health Science Careers to Indigenous Secondary School Students
The Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples Tby the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in February 2008 provided an important opportunity for all sectors of Australian society to take action to address the longstanding health differences between Indigenous...
Read preview Overview
Medico-Legal Employability Assessment: Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions
Various insurance and compensation systems have been set up to recognise the inevitability of unplanned deleterious events and people's needs in relation to treatment and redress for loss (Athanasou, 2007). Medico-legal assessment is the process whereby...
Read preview Overview
Obituary: John L. Holland 1919-2008
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In a career world of changing ideas and short-lived concepts, the late John Lewis Holland provided a theory of vocational personalities that dominated career guidance almost as much as that of its founder, Frank Parsons. John...
Read preview Overview
Putting a Vocational Focus Back into Rehabilitation
When rehabilitation was first established as a medical specialisation (in the United States around the time of the end of World War II), the National Council on Rehabilitation (1944) stated the purpose of rehabilitation to be 'to restore the person...
Read preview Overview
The Intersection of Vocational Interests with Employment and Course Enrolments
All things being equal, it would be nice if people were able to study what they liked and work at what gives them satisfaction. This paper starts by examining the role of interests in learning and career development and then moves from this general...
Read preview Overview
The Rise and Fall of Vocational Psychology: A Personal Perspective
This paper provides a personal perspective on vocational psychology in Australia. A number of achievements have been made through reading and research on this topic. Firstly, I am now far more knowledgeable about vocational psychology as a science,...
Read preview Overview