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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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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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Moreno da Fonseca, Pedro – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Guidance systems exist within learning, working and welfare cultures, which are upheld by prevailing institutions and stakeholders. Implementing a lifelong approach questions rooted codes and idiosyncrasies of the sectors across which guidance is distributed. To support individuals' careers, unlock their potential and increase their contribution…
Descriptors: Guidance, Lifelong Learning, Career Guidance, Cultural Context
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Härkäpää, Kristiina; Junttila, Outi; Lindfors, Olavi; Järvikoski, Aila – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
In rehabilitative psychotherapy, the goal is to support and improve the person's working and studying capacity and to secure his/her staying in or entering the workforce. In this qualitative study, the aim was to describe the changes students experienced in their studying ability and the advancement of their studies as a result of the therapy…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Psychotherapy, Career Guidance, Rehabilitation
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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
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Barker, Vivienne; Watts, A. G.; Sharpe, Tricia; Edwards, Andrew – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2005
A programme designed to develop the capacity of voluntary agencies and community groups to deliver information, advice and guidance (IAG) on learning and work to their clients and members is outlined. Four forms of capacity building are distinguished: internal IAG capacity building, based on developing IAG resources within the agency or group…
Descriptors: Voluntary Agencies, Career Guidance, Community Programs, Program Descriptions
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Gati, Itamar; Saka, Noa; Krausz, Mina – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Examines the effectiveness of computer assisted career guidance system (CACGS) in reducing the career decision making difficulties of young adults in Israel. Difficulties were found to be highest for individuals who were prior to the pre-screening stage of the career decision making process and lowest for those who were at the choice stage.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Computer Oriented Programs
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King, Zella – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Proposes a framework on guidance for career self-management that takes into account aspects of the client's immediate social context, and the political nature of decisions about careers. Argues that by helping clients focus on the various elements within the career self-management process, counselors can help people negotiate the political and…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Decision Making
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Morrell, Kevin – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
This paper outlines a technique for enhancing the effectiveness of careers thinking by identifying and challenging tacit beliefs about career success. These beliefs can be understood as social scripts, i.e. cognitive structures that simplify common decision scenarios. An important contribution of careers counselling is to enable clients to…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Career Choice, Thinking Skills, Inquiry
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Hodkinson, Phil; Sparkes, Andrew C. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1993
Investigates a specific career guidance action plan used in conjunction with a training credits pilot program. Analysis revealed tensions between the way in which young people reported making career decisions and the system of guidance built into the program. Raises important issues for further debate about career guidance. (JPS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Case Studies
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Euvrard, George – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1996
If school group guidance lessons are to meet the pupils' needs and are to be experienced by the pupils as being relevant to their lives, then they must address the expressed needs of the pupils. A methodological approach to defining such needs is presented that emphasizes the importance of the pupils' self-expression. (KW)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning
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Lau, Agnes – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Examined university students' perceptions and expectations of the uses of career counseling. Results demonstrate that the uses of counseling services have been perceived rather narrowly and instrumentally. The most used career guidance activities are characterized as being specific in content, information-based, externally focused, and structured…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Career Choice, Career Guidance, College Students
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Roberts, Kenneth – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Examines the prolonging of young people's transitions, the individualization of their lives, and the greater uncertainty of their futures. Argues that youth's new condition is being normalized throughout Europe and that this process is aided by appropriate careers guidance, which must be recurrent, customized, and couched in terms of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
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Taylor, Keith F. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
In the 1950s, vocational guidance was dominated by the aim of helping clients find fulfillment through work. This "vocational aim" has since been diluted by a flood of developments in vocational theory and research, counseling practices, and particularly the nature of work and the patterns of careers. The impact of these changes over a…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance