The International Handbook of Career Guidance is the first international reference of its type on career guidance. This handbook offers a comprehensive review of the field, covering not only the background of vocational guidance but also the key issues across career guidance policy, processes, practices and procedures. The range of contributions from more than 30 leading authorities in the field also offers valuable directions for future research. The Handbook covers subjects such as educational and vocational guidance in a social context; theoretical foundations; educational and vocational guidance in practice; specific target groups; testing and assessment; and evaluation. It draws upon a wide range of career guidance paradigms and theoretical perspectives from person-environment fit, through developmental, to narrative and constructivist as well as critical theory approaches. There is an emphasis on the applied aspects of guidance together with research methods and perspectives. The Handbook brings together original contributions from Asia, Africa, America, Australasia and Europe.