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Whanau Career Development
All Māori whānau have career aspirations for their children – irrespective of the nature of the whānau, parents of tamariki and rangatahi will strive to assist and encourage their offspring to make positive career decisions.
- Importance of kura kaupapa Māori – it became clear from whānau involved with kura kaupapa how central the relationship was to their sense of direction and relationship with other Māori.
- Differing needs of whānau – the adoption of Professor Mason Durie’s identification of whānau types provided the framework for better understanding the needs of whānau. Durie identified four types: pluralistic, conservative, integrated and isolated, which the project redefined as "independent" and "enduring".
- Differing cultural expectations – different whānau have different cultural expectations of career practitioners. Some whānau felt a career practitioner with similar strengths in Māori cultural values was critical, while for others this was less important, provided the career practitioner was professionally competent.
One to One Career Development
There are numerous career theories and models, and no single one is sufficient to describe the broad field of career development. In this section you will find introductions to some of these core theories, and their key ideas.