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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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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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Sprlak, Tomas – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The lifelong learning system in the Czech Republic and Slovakia share some common traits: traditional model with the dominant role of the initial education, low participation rates, lack of incentives and fragmentation. The results of the narrative research on 15 low-skilled persons demonstrated that negative attitudes towards education are often…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Negative Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Barabasch, Antje; Merrill, Barbara; Zanazzi, Silvia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Southern European countries, like Italy and Spain, have been severely affected by the recent economic crisis. This has affected their labour market in terms of increased unemployment, while many of those in employment feel more insecure. As a consequence, many individuals turn to education as a step to making a career change. The opportunities and…
Descriptors: Career Change, Social Networks, Lifelong Learning, Career Guidance
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Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
Many young people in the UK and across the world, where austerity measures are biting deep, find themselves at a time of crisis and uncertainty in their lives. The assumptions previously held of clear and straightforward career paths are being challenged and "career" has come to mean more than simply "work" or…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Therapy
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Watts, A. G.; Jackson, Charles – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2000
Evaluates the impact for higher education institutions of networking PROSPECT (HE). Discusses the rationale for networking and implementation strategies adopted. Data suggests that networking provides easier access in terms of both location and time, with no evidence of any reduction in the use of the careers services. (Author/GCP)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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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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Kidd, Jennifer M. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1993
Transcribes an interview conducted with Anne Jones, a counselor-practitioner and policymaker, in 1992. Explores some of the ways in which the interpersonal and organizational skills she developed in each role influenced the way she carried out her responsibilities in others. (JPS)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques
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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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Ball, Ben; Jordan, Mary – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Offers evidence of the potential of a new form of career intervention for both personal and career development. Claims that open-learning approaches to career management and guidance foster action-oriented career planning, and provide a high-volume delivery approach that can be used in educational and commercial settings. (RJM)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance
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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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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
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Watts, A. G. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1993
Examines the development of the main computer-aided careers guidance system in North America, along with the U.K. PROSPECT system. Discusses the roles of government, of the private sector, and of guidance professionals, in relation to the future of such systems, particularly in relation to guidance in Europe. (JPS)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design