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ERIC Number: ED404511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 114
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1361-9969
On Course for Next Steps: Careers Education and Guidance for Students in FE.
Sadler, Jackie; Reisenberger, Anna
Developing FE (FEDA Report), v1 n5 1997
In 1995-1996, the United Kingdom's Further Education Development Agency examined approaches to delivery of career education/guidance in further education (FE) programs and the roles of career service and college staff in career education/guidance. Data were collected through surveys of approximately 450 colleges in England and Wales and 28 career services. Responses were received from 215 (47.7%) of the colleges and 25 (89%) of the career services. Case studies of 12 colleges demonstrating indications of good practice/development and representing a geographically and institutionally diverse sample were also conducted. The following were among the study's main findings: the work of FE guidance staff is being greatly affected by increasing variation in the student population; nearly three-fourths of institutions have written policies on career education/guidance; student satisfaction surveys are the most popular method of evaluating guidance provision; tutorial groups are the preferred means of delivering career education/guidance; interest in accrediting career education/guidance programs (particularly through General National Vocational Qualifications) is evident; and approximately three-fourths of FE colleges and two-thirds of sixth-form colleges employ at least one career specialist. (Appended are the following: study methodology; checklist for reviewing career education/guidance for FE students; and 11 references.) (MN)
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Mendip Centre, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6 RG, England, United Kingdom (10 pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom