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Transforming Learning Cultures in Further Education

Grant reference: L139251025

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TLRP: Do we choose careers or do they choose us? questions about career choices, transitions and social inclusion
Choice is at the heart of career guidance practice. We try not only to help clients make choices about their careers, but also to maximise the range of choices open to them, with regard for equality of opportunity. Here in the UK, choice is also at the heart of government policies for education and training, as provision becomes marketised and ever more diverse. ‘Better Choices’ was one recent slogan for our former careers services (now absorbed into the Connexions youth support service), symbolising the logic that has underpinned career guidance policies across the world (see OECD, 2004): • clients need excellent information about the provision on offer • if they have this, they will be able to make well-informed choices • well-informed choices will ensure smooth and successful career transitions • such individual transitions will facilitate the functioning of the education and labour markets and ensure social inclusion.
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Author H Colley

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