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Daniels, Kevin; Connolly, Sara; Ogbonnaya, Chidiebere; Tregaskis, Olga; Bryan, Mark L.; Robinson-Pant, Anna; Street, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Recent policy initiatives in the UK have heightened the degree to which wellbeing can be considered a political construct: The acceptance of different policy options for wellbeing depends on the extent to which those options are responsive to popular wellbeing concerns. Drawing on the views of over 400 people gathered through a variety of methods…
Descriptors: Well Being, Employment, Adult Learning, Stakeholders
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Sprlak, Tomas – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The lifelong learning system in the Czech Republic and Slovakia share some common traits: traditional model with the dominant role of the initial education, low participation rates, lack of incentives and fragmentation. The results of the narrative research on 15 low-skilled persons demonstrated that negative attitudes towards education are often…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Negative Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Weber, Peter C.; Kochem, Alexander J.; Weber-Hauser, Sylvie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Career paths, career development and participation in adult learning are to a large extent dependent on learning experiences and labour-market entrance in early life stages. However, within the group of people with relative weak educational and vocational background variance was found in terms of how people perceive their situation and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Adults, Personal Narratives
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Bimrose, Jenny; Mulvey, Rachel; Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The research investigation into the career trajectories of low-skilled, mid-career individuals in Europe, on which this symposium focused, has emphasised the importance of career support. Participants sometimes had not even completed their initial school qualifications. Often, though not always, they had significant skill deficits. The majority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semiskilled Workers, Career Development, Career Guidance
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Mariager-Anderson, Kristina; Cort, Pia; Thomsen, Rie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
"Education, education, education" has been a mantra in transnational and national policies since the mid-1990s: everybody has to take part in learning activities throughout their lives in order to stay employable. Hereby lifelong learning establishes a dividing practice between active and inactive lifelong learners constituting the…
Descriptors: Semiskilled Workers, Lifelong Learning, Learning Motivation, Self Determination
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Barnes, Sally-Anne; Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This explores the narratives from three individuals in low-skilled employment in the UK. The interviewees reflected upon their experiences of learning from compulsory education and beyond and their pathways through education to employment. The narratives illustrate how with the support of significant others, resilience and proactivity, they can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semiskilled Workers, Personal Narratives, Interviews
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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the views of a group of career development practitioners undertaking a postgraduate qualification as a form of continuing professional development (CPD). It offers insights into how these practitioners perceive and view different forms of CPD. A case study methodology was adopted to gather examples of the CPD activities…
Descriptors: Career Development, Classification, Professional Continuing Education, Graduate Study
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Nieuwboer, Christa C.; Fukkink, Ruben G.; Hermanns, Jo M. A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This study evaluated the effect of single session email consultation (SSEC) on empowerment of parents. Practitioners in a control group (n = 19) received no training and practitioners in an experimental group (n = 21) were trained to use empowerment-oriented techniques in online consultation. Parental empowerment was measured (n = 96) through a…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Consultation Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail
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Cort, Pia; Thomsen, Rie; Mariager-Anderson, Kristina – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
In 2008, the European Council agreed on a Resolution on better integrating lifelong guidance into lifelong learning strategies. The Resolution promoted lifelong guidance as a policy to support people during the multiple transitions provoked by a more volatile labour market. However, when looking into the guidance policy of Denmark, the Resolution…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Occupational Mobility
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Haasler, Simone R.; Barabasch, Antje – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
In Germany and Denmark, the systems of further education and career guidance are well developed, offering a wide range of services and learning opportunities for targeted, specific and also general skills development. Based on an empirical study with mid-career individuals in both countries, the article investigates how the different systems…
Descriptors: Role, Career Guidance, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Yates, Julia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
The careers profession in England is facing unprecedented challenges. Initiatives to improve service delivery while keeping costs low are attractive and online training holds the promise of high impact at low cost. The present study employs a qualitative methodology to evaluate a series of online "webinars" conducted with 15 careers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Education, Career Counseling, Electronic Learning
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Etienne, Julien – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The article intends to present the debate on behaviour modification in the regulation studies literature, at a time of renewed interest among regulators for new ideas and strategies. As the financial crisis has led to the most public critique yet of the rational choice view of individuals that has informed regulation in the last few decades, other…
Descriptors: Debate, Literature Reviews, Behavior Modification, Change Strategies
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Hyland, Philip E.; McLaughlin, Christopher G.; Boduszek, Daniel; Prentice, Garry R. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The study set out to examine intentions to engage in counselling among at-risk Irish government employees and the differential utility of two alternative theory of planned behaviour (TPB) models of behaviour to explain intentions to participate in counselling. Individuals (N = 259) employed in a front-line, at-risk occupation for the Irish…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Government Employees, Adult Learning, Irish
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Spong, Sheila J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
This paper considers the implications for training and practice of counsellors' responses to the notion of challenging clients' prejudices. It explores tensions in counselling discourse between social responsibility, responsibility to the client and responsibility for one's self as counsellor. Three focus groups of counsellors were asked whether a…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Social Responsibility, Discourse Analysis, Feedback (Response)
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Hirschi, Andreas – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
Changes in the nature of work and organisations have led to an increased need for self-directed career management (SDCM). However, there is no consensus in the literature of what constitutes SDCM and many related concepts have been proposed. Integrating previous research across different conceptualisations of SDCM, the article proposes four…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Employment Opportunities, Career Development, Foreign Countries
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