ERIC Number: ED438433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Research Culture in Career Education and Guidance. Report on a NICEC/CRAC Invitational Policy Consultation (Cambridge, England, September 30-October 1, 1998). CRAC NICEC Conference Briefing.
Thirty-four representatives of the Department for Education and Employment and other national organizations in the United Kingdom, researchers and educators in the fields of career education and guidance, and guidance practitioners from careers service companies and higher education institutions explored ways of developing a research culture in career education and guidance. The discussions focused on the following six themes: (1) understanding what research involves; (2) establishing a research culture; (3) promoting theory and research in initial and post-experience training; (4) providing incentives for careers service companies and others involved in career education and guidance to engage in research; (5) building networks in the career education and guidance sector to connect research with practice; and (6) improving dissemination of research results. Seventeen recommendations for providing rewards and resources to encourage research in career education and guidance were identified. Among the recommendations were the following: (1) central government departments should amend their planning guidance for career service companies so that research time is written into corporate and business plans; (2) careers service companies should make extent of critical enquiry and interest part of staff development reviews; (3) line managers should encourage ideas for research from practitioners; and (4) individuals' research should be publicly recognized. (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Career Education, Career Guidance, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Linking Agents, Participatory Research, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Teacher Researchers, Theory Practice Relationship
National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge CB3 0AX, United Kingdom (order no. CB09). Web site: http://www.crac.org.uk/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).; Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom