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Skovhus, Randi Boelskifte; Thomsen, Rie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This article introduces a method to critical reviews and explores the ways in which problems have been formulated in knowledge production on career guidance in Denmark over a 10-year period from 2004 to 2014. The method draws upon the work of Bacchi focussing on the "What's the problem represented to be" (WPR) approach. Forty-nine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Problem Solving, Counseling Techniques
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Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Individuals who pass through low-skilled work in their careers can represent this phase as showing strength of character as obstacles are overcome. However, continuing to work in low-skilled employment has so many negative consequences that finding ways to assist those individuals' career development is an important challenge for guidance policy…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Labor Market, Career Development, Employment Qualifications
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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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Kettunen, Jaana; Sampson, James P., Jr.; Vuorinen, Raimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article reports findings from a phenomenographic investigation into career practitioners' understanding of competency for social media in career services. Sixteen Danish and Finnish practitioners with experience using social media in career services were interviewed in focus groups. Competency for social media in career services was conceived…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews
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Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article focuses upon the processes whereby individuals reframe their career goals and career direction mid-way through their working lives. Three cases, drawn from Denmark, Germany and Italy, are used to exemplify these processes. The cases are part of a larger study which included the development of a model that could accommodate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Change, Career Development, Midlife Transitions
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Moreno da Fonseca, Pedro – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Guidance systems exist within learning, working and welfare cultures, which are upheld by prevailing institutions and stakeholders. Implementing a lifelong approach questions rooted codes and idiosyncrasies of the sectors across which guidance is distributed. To support individuals' careers, unlock their potential and increase their contribution…
Descriptors: Guidance, Lifelong Learning, Career Guidance, Cultural Context
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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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Bimrose, Jenny; Mulvey, Rachel – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Career decisions are amongst the most important we make. Unsurprisingly, much published research exists on this particular aspect of career behaviour. However, the overwhelming majority of studies have been carried out on young people making initial career decisions. This paper extends our understanding by examining how mid-career adults in three…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Cross Cultural Studies, Public Policy
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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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Sultana, Ronald G. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This article sets out to trigger research and policy attention among the career guidance community to the increasingly important notion of "flexicurity". It first explores the different meanings of the term, particularly as these have evolved in discussions across the European Union. It then goes on to consider why…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Labor Market, Job Security, Employers
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Davidsen, Annette Sofie; Reventlow, Susanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
General practitioners (GPs) treat more than 90% of common mental disorders. Their approaches to psychological interventions have been little studied and their process of understanding patients remains unexplored. This qualitative interview and observation study aimed to explore Danish GPs' approaches to emotional problems and mental disorders in…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Patients
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Mackrill, Thomas – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
Psychotherapy research usually describes how client change is caused by therapist interventions. This article describes how clients change by continuing to use and revising the strategies for change that they bring with them when they first enter therapy. This article presents data from a qualitative diary study of psychotherapy. Three cases…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Psychotherapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Change