The new statutory requirements in careers guidance in England and the implications for careers provision under the Coalition Government

Chadderton, C (2015) 'The new statutory requirements in careers guidance in England and the implications for careers provision under the Coalition Government.' London Review of Education, 13 (2). pp. 84-97. ISSN 1474-8460

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.13.2.08

Abstract

The Education Act 2011 passed responsibility for careers guidance in England from local authorities to schools, providing no extra funding or staff training. This paper reports on a project conducted in schools in East London, which aimed to enhance careers work in response to the new requirements. It argues that whilst schools can enhance their careers programme, the new arrangements have left them with requirements they have neither the funding, expertise nor networks to fulfil. This move by the Coalition government is contributing to a process of deterioration of careers provision in England, involving the undermining of the careers profession and the diminishing of professionalism in careers provision.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: action research, careers work, secondary education in England, years 7-9
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 14:23
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 10:40
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