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ERIC Number: ED419174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Careers Work in Schools. NICEC Briefing.
Andrews, David
If schools are help young people develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to become effective career planners, administrators must enable career coordinators to fulfill that responsibility. Senior administrators generally have a positive attitude toward career education and guidance. When career coordinators ask for the commitment of senior management, they appear to be seeking support, resources, influence, and leadership. Administrators feel they demonstrate commitment through support, resources, and influence, but not leadership. The career coordinator's role is to plan the school's career education and guidance program, support colleagues delivering the program, and report on progress. Career coordinators are not always located in the most appropriate places within school management structures to do the job expected of them. Career work would benefit from being treated, in terms of management, in a similar way to other curriculum areas--with a clear policy, linked to a development plan that is implemented, and the subsequent practice monitored, reviewed, and evaluated. Administrators should support career coordinators in policy development, request an annual review and development plan, participate in negotiating the partnership agreement, and ask for an accounting of program achievements. Career coordinators must acquire the skill of lobbying for administrator support. (YLB)
National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge CB3 0AX, England, United Kingdom (enclose stamped self-addressed envelope); e-mail:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)