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Jak se rodí profese : příklad kariérového poradenství

Title in English How a Profession Emerges : The Case of Career Guidance


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Orbis Scholae
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords career guidance; career counselling; profession; vocation; professionalization; professionalism
Description Career guidance and counselling, even though its beginnings can be traced some 120 years back, is still undergoing professionalization as a helping profession. Selected definitions from the recent two decades covering the American and European traditions provide a basis for defining career guidance and counselling as an occupation and a service. On the background of this, to a certain extent artificial, distinction between occupation and service, the goal of this article is pursued: to present variations in understanding professionalism in career guidance and counselling, to describe two directions in career guidance and counselling professionalization in the Czech environment. The first of that, professionalization in the sense of shifting from an occupation to a career guidance profession has a firm basis in theory and related professional expertise of career counsellors. The second of that, professionalization of career guidance services is happening as a top-to-bottom process of institutionalization of guidance and counselling services and as internally as professional community institutionalization.
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