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Yates, Julia; Hooley, Tristram – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article analyses qualitative data gathered from a survey of career practitioners on the issue of career image (n = 355, 75% female, 89% white and 78% from the UK). Findings reveal three key themes which represent how career image relates to practitioners' values and beliefs, how practitioners make decisions about whether to address the topic…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Decision Making, Career Guidance
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Hutchinson, Jo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
English independent schools are not required to follow government statutory guidance in a number of aspects including career education and guidance, and yet many are actively engaged in careers work and this has caught the attention of policymakers. State schools are subject to statutory guidance but, according to Ofsted and other authorities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Private Schools, Benchmarking
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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Positive psychology has been an influential movement within psychology in the early years of the twenty-first century. It is now timely to assess the value of its contribution to career education and guidance. This paper provides a critique of this perspective. Positive psychology can enrich approaches to career development. It can provide a…
Descriptors: Career Development, Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Career Education
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Kuijpers, Marinka; Meijers, Frans – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
As a result of the changing notions of work, schools are increasingly acknowledging that they have a strong responsibility in guiding students not only in their academic growth, but also in their career development. This paper presents the results of a study about the effects of teacher training on career dialogues promoting career competency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevocational Education, Career Guidance, Professionalism
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Skovhus, Randi Boelskifte; Thomsen, Rie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This article introduces a method to critical reviews and explores the ways in which problems have been formulated in knowledge production on career guidance in Denmark over a 10-year period from 2004 to 2014. The method draws upon the work of Bacchi focussing on the "What's the problem represented to be" (WPR) approach. Forty-nine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Problem Solving, Counseling Techniques
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Reid, Hazel; Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Long-term unemployed young people are a "social concern" in many countries. The focus for research is usually cities, but may also include rural areas. The qualitative study described in this paper focuses instead on four young people living in coastal towns in South East England. The study suggests that their experiences in education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Youth Problems, Unemployment
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Schröder, Christian; Karl, Ute – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
With this article we want to illustrate how the central publications of the European Union legitimate a role of Career Guidance Services (CGS) that help in establishing a desired form of social order. Using the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse, we reconstructed four typical metaphorical conceptualisations of CGS that go along with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Classification, Career Counseling
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Leach, Tony – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper explores contested notions of the purpose of education and careers work. The research for the paper examines public sector employee reactions to notion of a psychological contract breach, when cuts in funding put their jobs and careers at risk. It argues that, in this environment, the search for career fulfilment can be marked by…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Employment Experience, Employment Potential, Career Guidance
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Draaisma, Aniek; Meijers, Frans; Kuijpers, Marinka – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
To prepare students for the flexible labour market of nowadays, schools are increasingly acknowledging their responsibility to guide students in their career development. The project "Career Orientation and Guidance in Secondary Vocational Education" was developed to encourage Dutch schools to initiate and/or continue the creation of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Education, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education
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Andrews, David; Hooley, Tristram – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
There is a long history of teachers and schools being involved in the delivery of career education and guidance. As the breadth of career education and guidance activity in English schools grew throughout the twentieth century it became increasingly necessary to have an individual within the school responsible for leading and managing this…
Descriptors: Role, Career Development, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
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Gough, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Rapidly changing policy contexts in England have dramatically affected the provision of career guidance, and the training and development of its practitioners. This paper takes an autoethnographic and self-reflexive approach to exploring the experience of a Senior Lecturer in Career Guidance who manages a centre that offers the Qualification in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Counselor Training, Autobiographies
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den Boer, Peter; Hoeve, Aimée – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Reflective career conversations are a necessary instrument in the career guidance of students in vocational education. These conversations help students to learn from their (work) experiences and gain a better understanding of their motives on the labour market. Research shows that in a society in which change seems to become the only constant…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Guidance, Discourse Communities, Program Implementation
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Mittendorff, Kariene; Faber, Marike; Staman, Laura – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In order to lower dropout rates and stimulate student success in higher education, the Dutch government implemented a new law demanding that every higher education institute offer a matching activity to applying students. This article evaluates how students and teachers experience this matching activity. Data were collected in a Dutch university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Bassot, Barbara – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper examines the potential of the Career Thinking Session (CTS) model to career guidance and counselling practice with young people. A qualitative research study is presented, focusing on the case study of a client involved in the transition to higher education. The setting for the research is described and the origins of the CTS are…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Redekopp, Dave E. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Very frequently, students and clients do not do what they say they will do. Decisions and plans made in counselling sessions are often not enacted. The career development field may be better able to address the chasm between rational decisions and actual behaviour by applying the findings of behavioural economics. Behavioural economics research is…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Choice, Career Development, Behavior Patterns
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