Fostering evidence-based practice and applied research in career development [Editorial]

McIlveen, Peter (2009) Fostering evidence-based practice and applied research in career development [Editorial]. Australian Journal of Career Development, 18 (2). pp. 3-4. ISSN 1038-4162

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Abstract

The field of career development in Australia is populated by practitioners and theorists representative of different professions and academic disciplines: teachers, instructors, and guidance officers from education; employment and recruitment officers from human resources and management; organisational, counselling, and educational psychologists from psychology; and others from rehabilitation, social work, elite performance and sport, and public policy. The diversity of professions and disciplines is, without doubt, a virtue. In one way, this diversity manifests in the array of disciplinary perspectives published in the AJCD—truly it is the core strength of the journal that its remit is so broad and inclusive. The multidisciplinary reach of the journal similarly reflects the diverse composition of the peak body in the field in this country: the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA). Whilst the journal will always retain its intellectual independence—as a scholarly source of ideas and a platform for sharing evidence and practice—it may well prove strategic to align the journal with the CICA’s objectives and instruments of professionalisation, such as the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners (CICA, 2006). In considering the dimensions of such a strategic alignment, here I briefly address two of the fundamental planks of the many disciplines and professions that make up the field of career development: evidence-based practice and applied research and development


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. This journal is available online. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the ACER journal. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in the Australian Journal of Career Development in Volume 18, Number 2, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Copyright 2009 Australian Council for Educational Research.
Depositing User: Dr Peter McIlveen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2009 06:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: career development, evidence based practice, vocational psychology
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5440

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