Examining the Career Development Practices and Experiences of Immigrants
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Examining the Career Development Practices and Experiences of Immigrants

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA) and Kenneth Kungu (Clayton State University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 362|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5811-9
ISBN13: 9781799858119|ISBN10: 1799858111|EISBN13: 9781799858126|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799870081
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Description

There has been a marked increase in the number of immigrants worldwide. However, there is still limited research on immigrant experiences at work, especially the challenges and opportunities they face as they navigate and (re-)establish careers in new host countries.

Examining the Career Development Practices and Experiences of Immigrants is a comprehensive reference book that expands the understanding of career development issues faced by immigrants and explores organizational practices relevant to immigrant career development. The book presents research on the challenges, opportunities, and outcomes immigrants face as they navigate new employment and career landscapes. With coverage of such themes as career experience, career identities, and occupational downgrading, this book offers an essential reference source for managers, executives, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Career Experiences
  • Career Identities
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Globalization
  • Immigrants
  • Occupational Downgrading
  • Organizational Career Development Practices
  • STEM-Related Career Development
  • Workplace Integration

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.
Kenneth Kungu is an Associate Professor of Management at Clayton State University. He obtained his Doctorate in Human Resource and Leadership Development from Louisiana State University. He teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Organization Behavior and Leadership. His research interests include career development, diversity and Inclusion, employee health and wellness, entrepreneurship, and adult and self-directed learning.