Rethinking Careers Education and Guidance: Theory, Policy and Practice

Rethinking Careers Education and Guidance: Theory, Policy and Practice


Edited by A.G. Watts, Edited by Bill Law, Edited by John Killeen, Edited by Jennifer M. Kidd, Edited by Ruth Hawthorn


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 240mm x 26mm | 762g
  • Publication date: 7 November 1996
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415139759
  • ISBN 13: 9780415139755
  • Illustrations note: indexes
  • Sales rank: 1,169,674

Product description

Re-thinking Careers Education and Guidance is the first book published in the United Kingdom to cover theory, policy and practice in all sectors of careers education and guidance provision. The book features: * an authoritative review of career theories, together with a new career learning theory * an analysis of the development of careers provision in schools; colleges; higher education; work organisations; the Careers Service, and in other agencies * an examination of the main aspects of practice * an exploration of ways of supporting development and evaluation * an analysis of the role of public policy, and the development of guidance systems in other parts of the world. Re-thinking Careers Education and Guidance is an essential text for students in initial training, those engaged in in-service and higher degree work, and reflective guidance practitioners.

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Author information

Tony Watts is Director of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling (NICEC), Ruth Hawthorn, John Killeen and Bill Law are Senior Fellows at NICEC; John Kileen is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Jenny Kidd was formerly a Research Fellow at NICEC, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Table of contents

Part A: Theory and context 1. The Social Context of Guidance 2. Career Theory 3. A Career-Learning Theory 4. The Learning and Economic Outcomes of Guidance Part B: Provision 5. Careers Work in Schools 6. Careers Work in Further and Adult Education 7. Careers Work in Higher Education 8. Career Planning within Work Organisations 9. The Careers Service 10. Other Sources of Guidance on Learning and Work Part C: Practice 11. The Career Counselling Interview 12. Careers Education in a Curriculum 13. Experience-Based Learning about Work 14. Recording Achievement and Action Planning 15. Computers in Guidance Part D: Development 16. Staff Development 17. Developing Careers Programmes in Organisations 18. Evaluation Part E: Policy 19. Socio-Political Idelolgies in Guidance 20. International Perspectives 21. Careers Guidance and Public Policy Author Index. Subject Index