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ERIC Number: EJ1133158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Educating Career Guidance Practitioners in the Twenty-First Century
Gough, John
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v45 n2 p199-207 2017
Rapidly changing policy contexts in England have dramatically affected the provision of career guidance, and the training and development of its practitioners. This paper takes an autoethnographic and self-reflexive approach to exploring the experience of a Senior Lecturer in Career Guidance who manages a centre that offers the Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG), and the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development. Key questions are considered, such as: the effects of policy context on the type of qualification and curriculum offered, and their differences; the challenges of engaging learners in theoretical concepts and reflective approaches; and the tensions between "training" practitioners and "educating" them to develop a strong core of professionalism. The paper also considers the extent to which the learners develop as "knowledgeable social actors".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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