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Hughes, Deirdre – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This article provides a five-year historical synopsis of how central government policies are impacting on careers work in England's secondary schools. It shows attempts to reshape and re-engineer careers provision for young people, through an evolving careers experiment. The extent to which such exogenous arrangements are facilitating and/or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Public Policy, Secondary School Students
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Allan, Graham; Moffett, Janet – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the extent to which students on a vocational postgraduate programme identify with characteristics and competences that define a professional career guidance and counselling practitioner. Literature suggests professionalism in careers work is characterised by a focus on the needs of the client with the practitioner in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Career Guidance, Career Counseling
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Willis, Alette; Bondi, Liz; Burgess, MaryCatherine; Miller, Gavin; Fergusson, David – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
This paper presents an abbreviated version of a verbatim script developed from oral history interviews with individuals key to the development of counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland from 1960 to 2000. Earlier versions were used in workshops with counsellors and pastoral care practitioners to share counter-narratives of counselling and to…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Psychotherapy, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Howieson, Cathy; Semple, Sheila – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Careers provision for young people in the UK is being re-formulated on the basis of a central role for career websites but this policy is based on unproven assumptions about their value. In this article we consider the use and impact of the two main career websites in Scotland on pupils' career management skills. We found that pupils at risk of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Career Development, Student Characteristics
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McKenzie, Karen; Murray, George C.; Prior, Seamus; Stark, Lynda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
An evaluation of a Scottish secondary school-based counselling service for students aged 11 to 18 is presented. Improvement in student emotional well-being was measured using the Young Persons Clinical Outcomes for Routine Evaluation (YP CORE) questionnaire and participant questionnaires which were developed for the study. Significant improvements…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Effect Size, Mental Health Programs, Questionnaires
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Woodier, David – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
Building resilience in children who are Looked After can be especially challenging. This article focuses on the practice of a teacher working with children who were struggling to be included in mainstream schools. The first study shows how a young person was helped to self-reflect, including identifying positive values as strengths in his life.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Moral Values, Moral Development, Teaching Methods
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Watts, A. G. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
The three major national all-age career guidance services--in New Zealand, Scotland and Wales--have been reviewed using an adaptation of the methodology adopted in the OECD Career Guidance Policy Review. The main features of the three services are summarised, and some key differences and distinctive strengths are outlined. The alternative approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Evidence, Comparative Education
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Howieson, Cathy; Semple, Sheila – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
Devolution of powers to Scotland has accentuated pre-existing divergence from the rest of the UK with respect to education, training and career guidance provision. Scotland now has an all-age national careers service--Careers Scotland. It is suggested that it is unlikely that a national, publicly-funded careers agency would have been established…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Allocation, Careers, Career Guidance
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Besley, A. C. (Tina) – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2002
The pioneering authors of narrative therapy, White and Epston, state clearly that they have been influenced by the work of the French theorist Michel Foucault. This paper briefly outlines some features of narrative therapy, examines the Foucauldian themes in White and Epston's theory, and explores narrative therapy's poststructuralist challenge to…
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Family Counseling, Foreign Countries, Humanism
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Banks, Pauline; Cogan, Nicola; Deeley, Susan; Hill, Malcolm; Riddell, Sheila; Tisdall, Kay – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2002
Reviews the literature relating to young carers and pays particular attention to the adoption of a caring role, the impact of caring on education, and the location and type of services provided. The findings of a small-scale study carried out in Scotland are presented in order to highlight some of the issues raised in the literature. (Contains 30…
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Counseling, Family Caregivers
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Cooper, Mick; Hough, Mike; Loynd, Claire – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2005
This paper presents the findings of two independent questionnaire studies that examined Scottish secondary school teachers' attitudes towards, and conceptualisation of, school counselling. Seventy-one teachers in a first study, and 33 teachers in a second study, responded to a range of qualitative and quantitative response-format questions that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Howieson, Cathy; Semple, Sheila – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2000
Study reports pupils' views of the guidance system in Scotland, considers pupils' potential to contribute to school self-evaluation and improvement, and what their involvement in evaluation might mean for the future development of guidance provision. Highlights the importance of the pupils' perspective and identifies fundamental issues which have…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs