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I urge everyone involved in thecareer century. Issues for thefuture are the focus in field inAustralia to support the journal Articles. Vance Peavy explains his tell people about it, subscribe to it, write for sociodynamic (constructivist) perspective it, and read it. It isonly with this support for counselling. Peavy believes thatthis new from a large number that it has grown to counselling method isessential for this date, and thatit will continue to grow. I would like to thank a number ofpeople contemporary help-seekers. who have been ofinvaluable support Mary McMahon and myself pursue this The first issue oftheAustralianJournal of throughout my tenure asEditor. Rob Ware theme, noting that it isonly recently that Career Development was published in November 1992. The journal is officially in and Meredith Shears facilitated a smooth the influence ofconstructivism has been felt itsninth year ofpublication and is moving transition for meinto the Editor's pen. The incareer guidance and counselling, and toward being overseen byits third Editor. It behind-the-scenes work ofthe Production suggesting thatthis isoneofthe most has been maintained asa priority bythe Editor, Guy Nolch, iscrucial to the quality of important challenges for this field inthe content and presentation ofthe journal. Australian Council for Educational Research year 2000 and beyond. (ACER), which oversees the publication's Thanks also goto the hard-working editorial Howard Meyers reminds us that we will function. It has grown inthe number of support group - the Executive, the continue to seetheorists refine theoretical inquiries, submissions and subscriptions it Advisory Board and the International applications to their own particular fields. has attracted. It meets a Significant demand Advisors - who made time to provide Hepresents a holistic theoretical model that inAustralia for practitioners and researchers feedback and to review and referee reports. focuses on extrinsic and intrinsic in thefield. It isalso most heartening to see Tothe staff at ACER, many thanks for all the characteristics, or influences, and suggests fine-tuning and support. Finally, to all the its acceptance aspart oftheinternational how these may be useful for counsellors literature. This isnot just evident in the contributors ofcase studies, articles, book when working with clients. increasing number ofsubmissions from reviews and the careers forum: none of Douglas Gibson presents a challenging international colleagues, butin the these sections ofthe journal would exist look at narrative strategies incareer acceptance ofthe contents ofthe journal as without the ongoing support ofthose education. Continuing the theme ofthe part ofaninternational career literature. people. influence ofconstructivism, his article The journal contents of 1998 were notably presents constructivist-inspired examples included in theAnnual Review: Practice This issue for use in career education. andResearch in Career Counseling and In this first issue for 2000, the Case Studies Jeanette Murry discusses another Development -1998 published inThe focus on issues relevant to thefuture of important challenge for theyear 2000 and Career Development Quarterly (Young & career work in a number ofdifferent beyond: the place ofthecareer service in Chen, 1999). settings. Sandy Santic describes the universities. She presents data from a survey As theoutgoing Editor, it isexciting to development ofa career development ofAustralian universities, discussing issues have been a part ofthis growth. It isonly program for a large public service incareer services and offering suggestions when taking theopportunity to look back department; Christina Doratis focuses on for best practice in thefuture. over the journal's life to date that a sense of the changing role ofcareer counselling in Finally, Bev Gatenby and Maria being a partofthe history ofthis important TAPE; and Raveena Singh explores the Humphries explore different discourses in part ofthecareer scene inAustralia isfelt. future ofa particular job area in the 21st relation to women's careers using data from a nine-year study ofa group ofwomen graduates. The discussions with these women highlight current and future issues A messagefrom the incoming Editor for women's careers. Anumber ofbooks are included in This issue brings to a close a productive period ofeditorship for theAustralian Journal of Reviews, with a particular focus on an Career Development under Wendy Patton. Over a period ofsome three years she has emerging area in the career literature: worked inan honorary capacity and developed the reputation ofour national career finding meaning and balance inworking life. development journal. She has done this firstly asan outstanding theoretician in herown Two recent books are reviewed: Soul work right; secondly she has satisfied our need for up-to-date information and practical articles. I and Success with soul. hope that I can continue this tradition. Ofcourse, I am honoured to be able to assist in the Careers Forum provides data on the editorial task and ask for your help inorder to continue this work. It is important for our services provided by Group Training profession and ourdiscipline. companies, in relation to school-to-work Wendy asked me to introduce myself asyour new editor. It is nor something I like programs and other projects. Data from an doing, butI can say that I am based in the Faculty of Education at the University of interesting study on self-employment for Technology, Sydney, where I lecture in the fields of measurement, evaluation and career the over-50s isalso presented. Finally, development. My training is in psychology and I worked for many years in the former State information on conferences through to vocational guidance service in New South Wales. Over the years my research has focused March 2001 islisted. on the fields ofvocational education, training and employment, especially vocational interests. With this short pen-picture ofmyself I hope to adequately undertake the task of Reference overseeing the journal over the next period oftime. I look forward to working with you. Young, R. A. & Chen, C. P. (1999). Annual review: Practice and research in career counseling and With my best wishes and thanks on behalf ofall readers of the journal to ouroutgoing cevelopment - 1998. The Career Development editor, who has earned a well-deserved rest. Quarterly, 48(2),98--141. James Athanasou Wendy Patton Australian Journal of Career Development, Vol. 9, No.1, Autumn 2000
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Published: Apr 1, 2000
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