Choice, chance or compulsion: the recruitment of career advisers into New Zealand secondary schools

Irving, Barrie A. (2011) Choice, chance or compulsion: the recruitment of career advisers into New Zealand secondary schools. Revista Española de Orientación y Psicopedagogía, 22 (2). pp. 109-119.

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Abstract

Career advisers play an important educational role by enabling students to understand how careers are constructed and managed in an increasingly uncertain world. Yet how are career advisers recruited and what knowledge is required? This article draws from data collected from semi-structured interviews with career advisers in a range of New Zealand secondary schools as part my PhD research. The findings indicate many of those who became career advisers were chosen by someone in authority, or fell into the career adviser role by chance. No knowledge about this curriculum area was necessary, nor formal career-related or teaching qualifications required.

Item ID: 21312
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: career, education, schools, recruitment, qualifications
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Title in Spanish: Elección, azar o compulsión: la selección de orientadores para la carrera en institutos de educación secundaria de Nueva Zelanda

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ISSN: 1989-7448
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2012 04:43
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education @ 20%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130310 Maori Education (excl Early Childhood and Primary Education) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939905 Maori Education @ 50%
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