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Kuijpers, Marinka; Meijers, Frans – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
As a result of the changing notions of work, schools are increasingly acknowledging that they have a strong responsibility in guiding students not only in their academic growth, but also in their career development. This paper presents the results of a study about the effects of teacher training on career dialogues promoting career competency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevocational Education, Career Guidance, Professionalism
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Draaisma, Aniek; Meijers, Frans; Kuijpers, Marinka – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
To prepare students for the flexible labour market of nowadays, schools are increasingly acknowledging their responsibility to guide students in their career development. The project "Career Orientation and Guidance in Secondary Vocational Education" was developed to encourage Dutch schools to initiate and/or continue the creation of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Education, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education
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Lodders, Nanda; Meijers, Frans – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In post-industrial societies, careers are to a large extent unpredictable. Therefore, individuals are expected to demonstrate more and more self-directedness. Universities in general embrace the idea of developing more self-directedness among their students but mostly fail to create the learning environment needed to foster this. In this article,…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Deirdre; Meijers, Frans; Kuijpers, Marinka – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Careers work is a very political business. Since the early 1990s, successive governments in England and the Netherlands have persistently challenged those working in the careers sector to demonstrate the educational, social and economic value and impact of their work. In this context, the marketisation of career guidance policies and practices has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Career Counseling, Privatization
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Lengelle, Reinekke; Meijers, Frans – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
We propose that writing can be employed to foster the kind of career learning required in the twenty-first century. The article offers insights into how writing exercises and approaches can be applied to help students construct their career stories in a way that allows them to engage in a dialogical learning process and work in a self-directed…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Career Education, Career Guidance, Journal Writing
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Meijers, Frans; Lengelle, Reinekke – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
Well-developed career stories are becoming increasingly important for individuals as they navigate an unstable and unpredictable labour market. Existing narrative approaches in career guidance do not yet clearly identify the learning process by which career stories are created. In this article, a model of transformation-through-writing will be…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Guidance, Career Development, Story Telling
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Meijers, Frans – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
Between 1998 and 2002 an estimated 250 mentoring programmes were started in Dutch secondary vocational education in order to decrease motivational problems and drop-out rates, especially among youngsters from ethnic minorities. Currently there are only two schools in secondary vocational education that include mentoring as part and parcel of their…
Descriptors: Mentors, Vocational Education, Comprehensive Guidance, Educational Counseling
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Law, Bill; Meijers, Frans; Wijers, Gerard – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2002
The primary purpose of the article is to set up some signposts for alignment of the careers-work field to the demands of our time. The article concludes that much of policy-directed development in this field takes too little account of emerging and significant relationships between career and identity. (Contains 91 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Career Development, Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology), Role Conflict
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Meijers, Frans; Piggott, Carrie – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Discusses development of equal opportunities for ethnic minorities through careers guidance. Describes the provision of careers guidance services in Holland and Britain in relation to a model of organizational development. Discusses emotional barriers of fear and anger in a structural context. Presents the concept of "career negotiation"…
Descriptors: Adults, Anger, Career Counseling, Career Development