Recorded March 10, 2020
Parental role is believed to influence children’s school/career development. The Life Design paradigm (Savickas et al 2009) places emphasis on the parent’s responsibility, given that career construction is considered the result, not only of intra-personal processes, but also of contextually built and shared intra-family and social processes. Five hundred parents and their children attending middle school and high school were involved in a pioneering research study. Both completed a career selection questionnaire standardized for the Asian context. This was followed by a presentation on exploring and selecting futuristic careers. At the conclusion, a behavioral feedback form was executed by both.
Raza Abbas, a lifetime APCDA member, has demonstrated strong leadership to enhance professionalism in career education in Pakistan, inspiring hope in countless people. As an impactful social entrepreneur providing inclusive peaceful career reforms in Asia, he was thrice selected for UNESCO’s flagship entrepreneurship education annual meeting (2017-2019). In 2018, Mr. Abbas was additionally selected for a UN High Level meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at UN Headquarters. He also is the proud recipient of NCDA’s International Career Practitioner Award (2019) and APCDA’s Outstanding Career Practitioner Award (2017). Mr. Abbas serves on the Board of ARACD and is an Editorial Board member of IAEVG. He has contributed to the global best-selling book titled: The World Book of Hope: The Source of Success, Strength and Happiness.
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