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This text outlines the application of chaos theory to the field of career development. It draws together and extends the work that the authors have been doing over the last 8 to 10 years on the chaos theory of careers.
Key themes include:
Factors such as complexity, change, and contribution
People's aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilment
Contemporary realities of career choice, career development and the working world
The Chaos Theory of Careers represents a new perspective on the nature of career development. It emphasizes the dimensions of careers frequently neglected by contemporary accounts of careers such as the challenges and opportunities of uncertainty, the interconnectedness of current life and the potential for information overload, career wisdom as a response to unplanned change, new approaches to vocational assessment based on emergent thinking, the place of spirituality and the search for meaning and purpose in, with and through work, the integration of being and becoming as dimensions of career development.
This text will be vital reading for all those working in and studying career development, either at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level and provides a new and refreshing approach to this fast changing subject.
First published in 1992, this book shows that despite appearances and beliefs to the contrary, teachers go in for career planning just as systematically as the members of any other profession and that the career movement of teachers is patterned not random. It demonstrates that status and rewards matter, but so do teaching locations and conditions and that the costs and benefits of both vertical and horizontal mobility are carefully calculated. In doing so, it argues that explicit and defensible criteria for appointment and promotion are important in maintaining and enhancing teacher morale and effectiveness in a rapidly changing world.
The relationship between the members states of the European Union and the United States have been strained in recent years as a result of shifts in U.S. global strategy, as well as important changes in the international economic, political, and security environment. The tensions in US-EU relations, the growing challenges to both US and EU interests represented by a resurgent Russian Federation as well as the Islamic world, and dramatic shifts in the economic and political capabilities of countries from East Asia to Latin America all contribute to a much more complex international environment than that envisaged in the wake of the end of the Cold War. The current volume will examine the implications of these changes for the future of international politics. Preface Contributors Introduction: The United States and Europe in a Changing World by Roger E. Kanet Part I: The US and EU Perspectives on the Changing World Order Ch. 1: International Order the American Way: Selective Multilateralism and European Consternation by Joel Westra Ch. 2: The Bush II Administration's Policy toward Europe: From Unilateralism to Transformational Diplomacy and Beyond by Gabriela Marin Thornton Ch. 3: Will the Coalition of Democratic States and Peoples Survive Afghanistan? by Edward A. Kolodziej Ch. 4: Contributions of NATO and the EU to European and Global Security Governance by Roberto Dominguez Rivera Ch. 5: The OSCE Role in European and Transatlantic Security: Does it have a Future? by P. Terrence Hopmann Part II: The EU Impact on Turkish Political Developments Ch. 6: The Influence of the European Union in the Making of Turkish Foreign Policy by Ozlem Terzi Ch. 7: Turkey between the Transatlantic Partnership by Gulnur Aybet Part III: Asia and the European Union Ch. 8: The European Union and India by Amit Das Gupta Ch. 9: The Everlasting Love for Comparison: Reflections on the EU's and ASEAN's Integration by Lay Hwee Yeo Ch. 10: China-European Relations: Emerging New Modus Operandi by Mingjiang Li Part IV: Latin America, the United States and Future Integration Ch. 11: Regional Security and Integration in South America: What UNASUR Could Learn from the OSCE and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization by Marco Cepik Ch. 12: Building Trust in Latin America by Monica Herz Conclusion by Roger E. Kanet Index"
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
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