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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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den Boer, Peter; Hoeve, Aimée – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Reflective career conversations are a necessary instrument in the career guidance of students in vocational education. These conversations help students to learn from their (work) experiences and gain a better understanding of their motives on the labour market. Research shows that in a society in which change seems to become the only constant…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Guidance, Discourse Communities, Program Implementation
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Mittendorff, Kariene; Faber, Marike; Staman, Laura – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In order to lower dropout rates and stimulate student success in higher education, the Dutch government implemented a new law demanding that every higher education institute offer a matching activity to applying students. This article evaluates how students and teachers experience this matching activity. Data were collected in a Dutch university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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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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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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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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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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Speedy, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
My experience of people's life stories from my work as a narrative therapist consistently destabilised distinctions between imagined/magical and real experiences. I came to realise that the day-to-day magical realist juxtapositions I came upon were encounters with people's daily lives, as lived, that have remained unacknowledged within the…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Allied Health Personnel, Counseling, Imagination
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Mittendorff, Kariene; den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine career conversations between teachers and students in competence-based vocational education in the Netherlands. A total of 32 career conversations were observed and analysed with respect to four elements: content, teacher activities, student activities and relationship. Results showed that career…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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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