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Kettunen, Jaana; Tynjälä, Päivi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This paper examines phenomenography as a viable qualitative approach in guidance and counselling research. A phenomenographic study maps the qualitatively different ways in which people experience a specific phenomenon and helps researchers to describe the aspects that make one way of experiencing a certain phenomenon qualitatively distinct from…
Descriptors: Guidance, Qualitative Research, Counselor Attitudes, Career Counseling
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Hooley, Tristram; Hutchinson, Jo; Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This article explores the issue of quality in online career mentoring. It builds on a previous evaluation of Brightside, an online mentoring system in the UK which is primarily aimed at supporting young people's transitions to further learning. The article notes that participants in Brightside's mentoring programmes reported satisfaction with…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Mentors, Educational Quality
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Christie, Fiona – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper reveals findings from a small-scale research project which explored how university careers advisers experience their role in guiding clients within a labour market where barriers to social mobility prevail. The research discovers that advisers' daily work gives them a depth of insight into social mobility. The professional turbulence in…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Social Mobility, Higher Education, Counselor Role
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Minta, Joanna; Kargul, Józef – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
In the contemporary world, many people find themselves confused and challenged by unpredictability of life paths, labour market instability and necessary revisions to vocational careers. They may be helped by professional support institutions. For some people, seeking professional help when facing a predicament is evidence of resourcefulness.…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Career Counseling, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Charles P.; Keats, Amanda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
There is a dearth of research concerning the career development and counselling issues that are relevant for high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). As such, little is known to understand LGBTQ students when it comes to their career-related struggles and needs. This article attempts to examine…
Descriptors: Career Development, High School Students, Student Needs, Homosexuality
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Bright, Jim E. H. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Arguments about online delivery of career development are too frequently couched in polarising terms setting traditional face-to-face guidance practice against online systems. The focus has been on the alleged dehumanising impact of technology and the speed, economy and efficiency of online systems. The possible synergies delivered by the…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Online Systems, Delivery Systems, Career Development
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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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Reid, Hazel; West, Linden – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
We report in this article on the second phase of an in-depth project examining practitioners' use of a narrative model for 1-1 career guidance interviews in England, derived from the work of Mark Savickas. Using biographical narrative interviews, we explored the impact and constraints experienced by eight practitioner participants when engaging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Experiential Learning
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McChesney, Patricia – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Outlines career education activities, one based on the organizational needs of career services, the other based on individual needs of career advisers. The case is considered for adopting educational research methods developed from the ethnographic research tradition to help career advisers meet challenges facing them in the development, delivery,…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Counseling Services
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Payne, John; Edwards, Richard – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Examines the practice of impartiality among those who provide preentry guidance to adults in three further education colleges in London. Results indicate a complex picture in which impartiality is only one aspect of guidance. Impartiality can be clearly stated in professional codes, but its meanings in practice are less clear. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Codes of Ethics