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

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Date(s) - 22/12/2017
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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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