Gideon Arulmani

Gideon Arulmani
The Promise Foundation · Dept of Career and Livelihood Planning

PhD

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January 1991 - May 2016
The Promise Foundation
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
May 1996 - April 2000
University of Portsnouth (UK)
Field of study
  • Career Psychology

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This paper uses the cultural preparedness approach to analyse the interface between the aspirations of immigrants and their engagement with systems of the host country. It draws upon interviews with 84 immigrants from 35 developing countries living in 9 high-income countries. Based upon Edmund Husserl's hermeneutical phenomenology, two studies are...
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This paper uses the cultural preparedness approach to analyse the interface between the aspirations of immigrants and their engagement with systems of the host country. It draws upon interviews with 84 immigrants from 35 developing countries living in 9 high-income countries. Based upon Edmund Husserl’s hermeneutical phenomenology, two studies are...
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The career development sector is professionalizing internationally, through training, certifications, and an abundance of opportunities to learn from colleagues at conferences and international symposia. However, there are significant differences in how the profession is developing in different parts of the world; the notion of " career " is recogn...
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INTRODUCTION An important proportion of the engagement between a career counsellor and a client focuses on bringing together information that would sharpen self-awareness for effective career decision making. The methods used to collect and organise this information could be influenced by the philosophic and theoretical models to which the career c...
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Care of persons with mental disorders has changed radically over the last 200 years, from a situation of exclusion in special institutions to the current approach of care in the community. There is emphasis today on the individual’s quality of life. Another development of importance is the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with dis...
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Career emerged as a feature of work behavior when Western economies became industrialized. Although the notion of a personal career did not exist in locations outside these contexts, today the idea of a career has entered many more economies around the world. In addition to its economic characteristics, career has deep cultural connotations. In the...
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Career assessment is today characterized by a wide range of paradigmatic positions. At one end of the continuum is the trait‐factor position that relies on formal, psychometric assessment. At the other end are approaches that are qualitative. Also, what is to be assessed remains a matter of controversy. This chapter begins by underlining the import...
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The need for reliable and objective systems for the evaluation/assessment of career guidance services and centers has emerged as a recurrent theme in the literature. While significant progress has been made in this direction, a question that may not have been adequately answered is “what are the criteria that could be used to execute effective and...
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The timely availability of quality information is a crucial element in the delivery of career guidance and counseling services. It is here that the role of a robust labor market information system (LMIS) becomes critical. Maintaining an accurate and updated national data base is a massive undertaking and ought to fall under the purview of governmen...
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There is a growing urgency to identify and deploy methods and techniques of counseling that are culture-resonant. In times gone by the “elder” or the “wise person” of the village, drawing upon the wisdom accrued in the community over the ages, helped people deal with the social and psychological problems they encountered. This way of life continues...
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In this first chapter of the handbook, we aim to achieve two objectives. The first is to reflect upon the meaning and location of career in the individual’s life. Focusing not on “a” career, but “career” as a form of work, we point out that the manner in which career manifests itself is a complex phenomenon, influenced by a wide variety of factors....
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Mahatma Gandhi came to be known as Mahatma (great soul) for the courageous, selfless, and nonviolent methodologies that characterized the way he lived as well as his attempts at instilling reform for the betterment of his fellow citizens and the world. In this chapter we look at the wisdom that can be gleaned from an individual who was neither simp...
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In this chapter we examine some of the major factors that are expected to influence global labor markets in the twenty-first century and interpret these trends in specific and particular contexts. New challenges for career guidance are delineated with suggestions for culture-resonant service delivery. The chapter begins with an examination of the s...
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p> Questions : Are we teaching practitioners what they really need to know about the changing world of work and careers? Are the current approaches to career guidance and counselling helping clients to flourish in diverse work and cultural contexts? Are we really reaching all sections of the community who would benefit from career guidance and c...
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As a quintessentially human activity, work transcends countries and cultures. But as economies falter and labor markets go global, the concept of career can seem unrealistic—even alien—to many in economically developing and developed nations alike. The challenge to today's career professional is providing relevant services in the face of rapid, per...
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This paper sets out to address an important aspect of human development, namely, the processes by which career choices are made. Highlighting the necessity of considering the unique cultural, social, and economic factors that influence career development in the Indian context, the paper presents the cultural preparation process model as a potential...
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Cultural preparedness is presented as a conceptual framework that could guide the development of culture-resonant interventions. The Jiva careers programme is presented as a case study to illustrate a method of career and livelihood planning based upon Indian epistemology and cultural practices. Social cognitive environments and career beliefs are...
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Discussions pertaining to social inclusion quickly arrive at the issues that surround work, employment and career. This paper presents data from a large Indian survey to describe the differential impact of socioeconomic status on career preparation self-efficacy, the perception of career development barriers and career beliefs. The psychosocial fac...
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This article reports the development and implementation of a social marketing campaign that was designed to address the interactions between employment seekers and employment providers in the Republic of Maldives. The campaign was implemented in an environment of negative mindsets among young people toward skill-based training and occupations. This...
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Counselling needs in the Indian context emerge against the background of tremendous social change. In addition, the last ten years of economic reform have enhanced the pace of these changes and further transformed life styles. Counselling services are poorly defined and presently anyone at all with little or no training can offer these services. Av...
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This paper responds to current discussions in career psychology that emphasise the importance of understanding how socio-economic backgrounds and social-cognitive environments influence career development. Located in India, this study examines the interaction between career beliefs and socio-economic status within a sample of Indian high school stu...
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This article reports the development and implementation of a social marketing campaign that was designed to address the interactions between employment see- kers and employment providers in the Republic of Maldives. The campaign was implemented in an environment of negative mindsets among young people toward skill-based training and occupations. Th...
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The internationalization of career counselling brings into discussion the career counsellor's role in the interface between deep-rooted cultural processes and labour market demands. This article uses the construct of social-cognitive environments to examine the issues that surround career preparation behaviour among Indian high school students and...

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