Career and career guidance in the Nordic countries – Call for papers

Editors: Erik Hagaseth Haug, Tristram Hooley, Jaana Kettunen and Rie Thomsen.

Overview: The Nordic countries have a range of strong cultural, political and geographical similarities that make it useful for them to be considered together. However, despite the cultural and political similarities of the Nordic countries they are less homogenous than outsiders often assume. Superficial similarities mask substantial differences which manifest in different aspects of culture, education and work life. This book will explore career guidance in the Nordic countries and lay the ground for a discussion on whether a ‘Nordic model of career guidance’ has emerged.

This volume will be the first of its kind.  It will be published in English to make insights and inspiration from career guidance in the Nordic countries more available to an international audience. The volume will make it possible for practitioners and policymakers to compare experiences and learn from each other’s effort. It will also  support scholarly debate about the unique contributions to career guidance made by the countries in the region. The volume will consider the way in which the different traditions, philosophies, cultures, politics and practices in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and other Nordic territories have framed the development of career guidance across the region. The book will also consider what implications for international policy and practice are offered by a consideration of the Nordic region.

We are in discussion with a number of possible publishers and will be submitting a full proposal document following the submission of abstracts.

Structure: We are seeking papers which address the following themes:

  • the development and role of education, work and career in the Nordic countries;
  • Nordic career guidance: policy, theory and practice. Especially transversal papers addressing key themes in guidance across the Nordic countries;
  • country papers summarising key policies and practices in each of the Nordic countries; and
  • challenges, innovations and issues. Thematic papers addressing issues particular to one or more of the Nordic countries.

Abstracts: Abstracts of your proposed manuscript should be no more than 300 words. They should set out the key focus of the proposed chapter and highlight what empirical data, evidence or analyses this paper will be based on. We welcome collaborations from multiple authors, especially where this helps to broaden the focus across a range of Nordic countries.

Abstracts should be accompanied with a brief (50-100 word) biography of the authors.

Please submit abstracts of your proposed manuscript by email to Erik.haug@inn.no

Timetable: A final timetable will be agreed with the publishers once we have submitted the full proposal. The following is an indicative timetable.

14th October 2017 Call for papers issued
22nd December 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
31st January 2018 Feedback on abstracts and notification of the papers to be included
27th April 2018 First draft
1st June 2018 Feedback on first draft
28th September 2018 Revised/final draft submitted
1st December 2018 Final manuscript submitted to the publisher
January – April 2019 Proofs
May 2019 Publication

If you have additional questions regarding the call for papers, please contact one of the four editors.

Erik Haug (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway): erik.haug@inn.no

Tristram Hooley (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway): thooley@careersandenterpise.co.uk

Jaana Kettunen (Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä): jaana.h.kettunen@jyu.fi

Rie Thomsen (Aarhus University, Denmark): Riet@edu.au.dk

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The Saudi experiment with career guidance

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Today I’m giving a paper at the Decent Work, Equity and Inclusion conference in Padua. I’m going to be presenting as part of a session based on the Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning across the Mediterranean book that was edited by Ronald Sultana and released earlier in the year.

I’m going to be presenting a paper based on the chapter that I contributed to that book on career guidance in Saudi Arabia.

This is what I’m planning to cover

The Saudi experiment with career guidance

How to improve the quality and coverage of careers guidance

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Tomorrow I am presenting at the Skills and Employability Summit in London. I’m going to be talking about the work that we are doing in the Careers & Enterprise Company to improve the quality and coverage of career guidance/careers and enterprise provision.

This is what I’m planning to say.

Skills and employability summit  – career guidance

Redefining career guidance #BERA2017

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Today I’m participating in a symposium at #BERA2017. In it I’m going to be discussing the terminology that we use when talking about career and career guidance. I’m going to argue that seeking alternative terminology is not helpful as it leads us into an endless round of renaming things but doesn’t really address the concerns that people have with concepts like career and career guidance. Instead we need to spend more time on defining what we mean and using the discussion of definitions as a way to expand people’s conceptual understanding and career thinking.

This is what I thought I would cover.

Redefining career guidance

Career education and guidance – the changing landscape

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I’m speaking today at the Festival of Higher Education, University of Buckingham. I plan to talk about the rationale for career education, the evidence that supports it and to say a little about where we are in the current policy and practice environment.

This is what I thought that I’d cover.

Career education and guidance – the changing landscape

Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning across the Mediterranean

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Ronald Sultana has just edited an important new book looking at career guidance and livelihood planning around the Mediterranean.

This is particularly timely as governments and citizens in the Mediterranean region are very concerned about 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. For this group transitions to independent adulthood are often long, drawn-out and 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.

I have contributed a chapter entitled ‘The Saudi experiment with career guidance‘ which explores the current situation for career guidance in Saudi Arabia.

More information about Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning across the Mediterranean.

Free sample of two chapters from the book.

Global, European and UK career guidance policy

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Today I’m heading back up to the University of Derby to deliver a session on the MA in Careers Education and Coaching. In this session I’m going to try and get students to think about the policy, politics, legislation and regulation that sit around and various constrain and enable career guidance.

This is what I’m planning to cover…

Career guidance policy presentation for the MA