Careers Education: Contesting Policy and Practice by Suzy Harris

By Suzy Harris

Careers schooling takes a severe examine coverage and perform within the context of the recent position of the privatized Careers, schooling and suggestions carrier. Suzy Harris areas the current scenario in the context of subordination to marketplace ideas; delineates the altering and unsure courting among faculties and the Careers carrier; indicates how the politics of curriculum relevance marginalizes careers instructing; describes the downward route to whole exclusion from The nationwide Curriculum and issues the way in which for policymakers to eschew rhetoric and rebuild the Careers provider This e-book should be a vital source to aid careers and suggestions practitioners make experience in their state of affairs, for college kids and researc

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Ms Edwards' relatively weak position was made worse by the fact that not long after she had taken over responsibility for careers, she had two spells of maternity leave and had no time to try and reconstruct careers education as she wanted before either period of leave. One illustration of the weak position she was in was that, prior to the first period of maternity leave, Ms Edwards had 'taken over' a vacant room in the school which she had made into a careers library. However, when she returned, the room had been 'lost' to another department, and she had not been able to re­ claim it.

Mr Roberts Senior Teacher Southview NG Science 23 yrs IV 1 �. Mr Law Scale 3 Walker NG Maths/PE 21 yrs IV 1 Mr Carter Deputy Head Lawside SG History 14 yrs III 3 Mr Woods Scale 4 Charlton EG Geography 15 yrs III 2 Ms Saunders Scale 2 Hilton NG History 6 yrs II 1 () � �. "

Although well respected by staff and given a great deal of freedom by the headteacher to pursue a very individualistic approach to careers work, her colleagues were not particularly supportive of careers education. Ms Barnes gave the impression of being a rather autonomous, if solitary figure in the school. Although she was not part of the senior hierarchy nor a departmental head, the headteacher implied, rather patronisingly, that he held her in high regard: In terms of influence she has had a very real influence because she is a very bright lady.

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