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Community Interaction Theory

Bill Law 1981 & 1986

With his Community Interaction Theory, Bill Law offers a critique of Ken Roberts opportunity structure theory in that he argues that social structure doesn’t dictate what opportunities are open to us but it influences our thinking and the story we tell about our career journey, both past and future. This bring him into close proximity to the narrative approach and indeed, in 2008 he will go on to develop the idea of story boarding in career guidance.

Community Interaction Theory sits in between the structural approach and an approach strongly based on psychology.