ERIC Number: ED449370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Implications of Connexions for Careers Education and Guidance in Schools. Report of a NICEC/CRAC Invitational Policy Consultation Held on 13-14 July 2000 at The Bull Hotel, Peterborough. Conference Briefing.
The government is introducing a new, integrated support service, the Connexions Service, to provide information, advice, guidance, referral, and support for all young people aged 13-19 in England. Building on the Careers Service, its introduction should have significant implications for careers education and guidance (CEG) in schools. Currently, CEG has four components: a planned program of careers education in the curriculum; a full range of accurate and up-to-date career information; access to advice and guidance; and work experience. Careers services have been required to focus the provision of guidance on pupils with the greatest needs. A consensus view is that the gap between the best and the worst of practice had widened under focusing. These seven main themes emerge from working groups' discussions during a consultation on Connexions: communication; making connections: synergy not substitution (bringing coherence to a range of support services); engaging school senior managers and governors; clarifying roles; impact on CEG; is Connexions a service or a strategy? targeted or universal?; and Connexions as a long-term project. Students should expect the following of a universal Connexions: information, advice, and guidance; access to a network of support; equal opportunities; progress monitoring; tutorial support; impartial careers guidance; support for progression and transition; and advocacy support. Fifteen recommendations addressed mainly to the government have been made. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Articulation (Education), Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Developed Nations, Disadvantaged, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Guidance Programs, Integrated Services, National Programs, Occupational Information, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth, Youth Programs
National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge, CB3 0AX; Tel: 01223 460277; Fax: 01223 311708; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.crac.org.uk.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).; National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)