Primary Education News

17 Jun '14

News We urgently need good careers guidance: here's how to do it

Careers advice is far too important to be a political football. John Holman sets out eight benchmarks for what good guidance could and should look likeCareers guidance in our schools has had a tough time lately: criticised by Ofsted, MPs, charities and the Confederation of British Industry. Criticism is the easy bit, of course, but what would careers advice look like if it were good?On behalf of the Gatsby Foundation, I investigated best practice in career guidance across the globe. My research took me from Hong Kong to Canada via the Finnish Lakeland, as well as to homegrown schools. What is clear is that no-one has found the "magic bullet" to providing good career guidance: quite simply it is about doing a number of things, consistently and well. Continue reading...

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