Ecologia do desenvolvimento profissional das crianças: uma revisão da literatura

Translated title of the contribution: Ecology of children's career development: a review of the literature

Maria do Céu Taveira, Íris Martins Oliveira, Alexandra Mendes Araújo

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Previous efforts to elaborate an organizing framework for the study of children’s career development identified its main dimensions and processes. However, the existing literature on children’s ecological subsystems is scarce. This article
presents a literature review of the context of children’s career development. Based on Bronfenbrenner’s theory, 36 eligible articles covered the following subjects: the microsystems family and school; the mesosystems family-school/peer-school relations and antecedents of transitions; the exosystems parents’ work situation, social class, curriculum and teachers’ professional
development; the macrosystems ethnicity and culture; and the chronosystems passage of time over the life-course and across generations. An ecological perspective can be included in an organizing framework of children’s careers and support further research and intervention. Empirical and practical implications are discussed.
Translated title of the contributionEcology of children's career development: a review of the literature
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere324211
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalPsicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Career development
  • Children
  • Bioecological model


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