Career exploration as a foundation for career developmental learning and academic success in childhood

Íris M. Oliveira*, Alexandra M. Araújo

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Abstract

Career exploration enables children to gain self- and occupational knowledge, and to assign meaning towhat is learnt at school. Children's career exploration can be conceived as a foundation for career developmental learning and academic success. In this manuscript, we review articles published over the last five years to address whether these constructs have been articulated. The included 19 manuscripts showed that career exploration, learning, and academic success have been mostly studied separately. Future efforts to integrate career and academic theories might be useful to advance research covering relations among these constructs. Specialised training from career practitioners, age-appropriate strategies, and collaborative alliances with policymakers, community stakeholders, and educational agents seem critical for career guidance practices targeting children's career and academic flourishing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-370
Number of pages20
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Academic success
  • Career developmental learning
  • Career exploration
  • Childhood career development

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