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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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Hughes, Deirdre – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The careers profession is challenged significantly by government, employers and potential consumers to articulate its added value to society. Neoliberal discourses such as privatisation, deregulation, flexicurity and a self-help culture are impacting upon arrangements for the design and delivery of all-age careers provision across the UK. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Careers, Professional Identity, Employers
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Hughes, Deirdre – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This article explores how the UK careers landscape in each of the four home nations is changing in response to neo-liberal policies. In this context, careers services are increasingly under pressure to demonstrate their added value, impact and returns on investment. As fiscal arrangements tighten and governments state their preferences and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Career Guidance, Public Policy