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Work, Aging, and Social Change: Professions and the One-Life Career Imperative


reviewed by Robert A. Raines - 1978

coverTitle: Work, Aging, and Social Change: Professions and the One-Life Career Imperative
Author(s): Seymour B. Sarason
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Begin reading Seymour Sarason's rewarding book Work, Aging, and Social Change with chapter 9. In this chapter, titled "Career Change: An Autobiographical Fragment," he shares a piece of his own career journey and provides the key paradigm to the meaning and purpose of the book. Sarason got his first job at The Southbury Training School for the mentally retarded in Connecticut. "Southbury was the beginning of my career in the sense that for the first time I was able to clarify what I was like, could do, and wanted to do." After four years of increasing frustration with what he identifies later in the book as the FSLC (federal-state-local complex), Sarason accepted an offer to go to Yale. He had learned two important things about himself in the Southbury years: his needs "for diversity of interest and stimulation," and for "the opportunity to change career directions." Was the switch from... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 80 Number 2, 1978, p. 379-381
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1134, Date Accessed: 4/5/2020 2:59:35 PM

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