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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the views of a group of career development practitioners undertaking a postgraduate qualification as a form of continuing professional development (CPD). It offers insights into how these practitioners perceive and view different forms of CPD. A case study methodology was adopted to gather examples of the CPD activities…
Descriptors: Career Development, Classification, Professional Continuing Education, Graduate Study
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McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark; Chetty, Candice; Hoelson, Christopher Norman – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The present article examines how the five process constructs of reflection, connectedness, meaning making, learning and agency are operationalised in a constructivist approach to career counselling, specifically a storytelling approach. This article reports on an exploratory case study of a Black South African female university student. The case…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Story Telling, Blacks, Undergraduate Students
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Young, Richard A.; Domene, Jose F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
After identifying historical and current problems in career counselling research, we propose a research agenda based on contextual action theory. This theory has been used as a framework for research in the career field and for general counselling practice. It is advantageous for several reasons including its conceptual basis, its detailed…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Identification, Models
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Reid, H. L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2007
A policy of inclusion has focused the "gaze" of the UK government toward youth services and resulted in the development of the Connexions service in England. Within that context, the practice and professional identity of careers advisers (now called personal advisers) has changed. Many are working intensively with so-called…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervision, Youth, Educational Change
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Mignot, Phil – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2000
Describes the development of a practice-based methodology for researching "career" in constructive and critical terms. Suggests that career theories continue to be confounded by the dualism of human agency and social structure. Provides a detailed exposition of metaphor as a paradigm for practice-based research based on a synthesis of…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Constructivism (Learning), Critical Theory, Foreign Countries
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Wilden, Sally; La Gro, Nelica – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1998
How the client and practitioner engage in the exchange within the interview and how meanings are negotiated and received by each of the participants were studied. Agreement between client and practitioner ratings of interviews was examined. A conceptual model of the interview was derived from analysis of "helpful" interventions. (Author/EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Career Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness
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Clarke, Hilary – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
Explores the information-seeking practices of career counselors during career interviews. Outlines sensitive areas for career guidance counselors, and describes a research project that examined the types of information career counselors found pertinent. The findings, although based on very limited research, raise some issues of relevance to the…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Processes, Counselors
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Arnold, John – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Discusses various components of adult cognitive development research, such as post-formal thinking and wisdom, with particular reference to the changing nature of careers. Offers 19 propositions concerning the thought processes characterizing effective management of career by individuals and discusses implications of the propositions for career…
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Careers
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Bowden, Valmai – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Drawing on original case-study research covering four settings--higher education, industrial research and development, government research labs, and research institutes--examines how contemporary pressures influence research scientists's careers. Introduces a dynamic model of career states and proposes that the model can enhance career guidance.…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Careers, Case Studies
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Collin, Audrey – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Outlines the contextualist perspective upon career research, theory, and practice and explores the possibility of its adoption in the mainstream of the career field. Examines conceptualizations of the environment in mainstream career theories, underlying assumptions, the contextualist work hypothesis, and metaphors illustrating the contrast…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Careers, Context Effect, Counseling Theories
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Ballantine, Michael – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1993
The relationships that career counselors have with employing organizations have become important, due to the current frequency of job changes. Presents a model to clarify needs, and discusses two problems that arise: the need to reconcile individual and organizational perspectives, and the need to look at careers in terms of life-career purpose as…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Counseling, Employment, Higher Education