Jae Yup Jung, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Education and the Director of GERRIC at The University of New South Wales, Australia.
His research program incorporates various topics relating to gifted adolescents, with a particular focus on their career-related decisions. His research has been recognized with awards from the American Educational Research Association, the Mensa Education and Research Foundation/Mensa International, and the Society for Vocational Psychology, and grants from the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He is the current editor of the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, a member of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness, and a member of the Council of the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented
The Career Development of Gifted Students in the Asian Context
In this presentation, the many issues associated with the career development of gifted students in Asia will be outlined. In particular, the role of factors including cultural values, family influence, income, security, prestige, gender role expectations, career indecision, interest, enjoyment, and intellectual stimulation will be discussed. This will be followed by a comparison between the many issues influencing the career development of gifted students in Asian and non-Asian contexts. Thereafter, some models of career development will be reviewed with reference to the key issues surrounding the career development of gifted students in Asia. The presentation will conclude with some thoughts and reflections about the possible future of career development of gifted students in Asia.