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Waters, Rachel; Spong, Sheila; Morgan, Janet; Kemp-Philp, Chris – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This interpretivist community participatory study explores carers' beliefs about the potential usefulness of counselling in relation to the caring role. Twenty semi-structured interviews with carers were transcribed and analysed thematically. All participants thought counselling could potentially be helpful to carers, but their ideas about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caregiver Attitudes, Counseling, Beliefs
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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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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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Hamilton-Roberts, Amy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
This small-scale study, based in a semi-rural South Wales Local Authority, sought to explore how both school-based counsellors and link-teachers perceive their school-based counselling services. The research aimed to answer three research questions: 1) what are the perceived impacts of the service? 2) what are the perceived attributes of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, Counseling Services, Questionnaires
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Pybis, Joanne; Hill, Andy; Cooper, Mick; Cromarty, Karen – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The success of schools' counselling services often depends on the support of various key stakeholder groups. This study reports on the attitudes of key stakeholders working within the Welsh Government school-based counselling strategy. Using a survey methodology, the opinions of local authority leads/service managers (n=25), school management…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Surveys, Counseling
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Jenkins, Peter; Palmer, Joanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The primary objective of this study was to explore perceptions of UK school counsellors of confidentiality and information sharing in therapeutic work with children and young people, using qualitative methods. The research design employed a two-stage process, using questionnaires and follow-up interviews, with a small, non-random sample of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Questionnaires, Interviews
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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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Watts, A. G.; Dent, Gareth – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
Three trends in the evolution of the UK Learndirect advice service are identified: the partial migration from telephone to web-based services; the trend within the telephone service from information/advice-oriented interventions to more guidance-oriented interventions; and the move from a mainly learning-oriented service to a more career-oriented…
Descriptors: Guidance Programs, Marketing, Foreign Countries, Telecommunications
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Clark, Mike; Talbot, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
Deregulation of the LEA Careers Service followed by the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999 led, through consultation, to the establishment of a bi-lingual all-age career guidance service under the banner of Careers Wales. The article traces the history of career guidance in Wales from 1974, showing how it has taken a very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Careers, Guidance Programs, Career Guidance
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Watkins, Chris – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1999
Reports on the analysis of the impact of the first 10 years of the National Curriculum in England and Wales on personal-social education (PSE). Proposes that many indirect processes have led to PSE having a lesser place in schools. The analysis offers some broad pointers for improvement. Identifies conception of improved PSE for 21st-century…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education, Learning Theories, National Curriculum
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Jones, Raya A. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
To offset the loss of explanatory power of Kelly's repertory grid when used with children, adapted the School Behaviour Game (SBG) to examine children's perceptions of school. Results show that the SBG enables children to articulate their tacit understanding of a concept. The SBG's potential for guidance and counseling are considered. (RJM)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries