Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices

Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning across the Mediterranean

Challenging Transitions in South Europe and the MENA Region

Editors: Sultana, Ronald G. (Ed.)

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  • The book pioneers regional, context-sensitive and multi-disciplinary perspectives on career education and guidance, challenging the hegemony of ‘Western’ approaches that are dominated by liberal psychology.
  • This is the only volume on the market that deals with career education and guidance, and livelihood planning, across the Mediterranean region.
  • The book provides unique insights into the situation of youth unemployment in southern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa region.
  • The book puts the quest for social justice at the heart of career guidance.
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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

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning across the Mediterranean
Book Subtitle
Challenging Transitions in South Europe and the MENA Region
Editors
  • Ronald G. Sultana
Series Title
Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-992-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-992-8
Series ISSN
2214-9880
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
CDLII, 12
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