I’m going to be visiting Australia next month. As part of my visit I will be giving a seminar entitled: The only thing worth fighting for is the future: Rethinking career guidance as an instrument for social justice.
It will be held at the Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne on
Thursday, 13 October 2016 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (AEDT).
In the seminar I will discuss the role that career guidance has played in social, educational and labour market policy.
I’ll that career guidance is employed by governments for a range of ideological purposes ranging from preserving the status quo to driving social and cultural change.
These tensions are inevitable because career is where the individual interfaces with society and so interventions that seek to act on our careers have profound implications for society, the economy and the individual’s place within it. I’ll conclude by looking at the kind of policies and practices that are needed to ensure that career guidance can best support social justice.
It would be great if anyone who knows me in Australia was able to come.
Book your place.