Career guidance in Cameron’s Britain


Adventures in Career Development

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The dust has now started to settle on the election and so we need to start to work out what it all really means. As ever Russell from the Secondary CEIAG blog has been quicker off the mark with his analysis of the situation than me. But it has got me thinking. What will happen to career guidance under this Conservative government?

Eagle eyed readers of this blog might have spotted that on the whole I am not a Conservative supporter. However, it is important to recognise that in the past career guidance has flourished under Conservative Governments and that its recent history under the Coalition may not necessarily be repeated. Tony Watts argued that career guidance offers three main things to “new right” parties like the Conservatives. Firstly he discusses how guidance can be used as a form of social control, helping to foster pro-social (or from a more…

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