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Careers work in schools

Our national studies (such as Careers 2020: options for future careers work in English schools) and international studies (such as Fostering college and career readiness: how career development activities in schools impact on graduation rates and students' life success) have highlighted that career development activity in schools can help young people to experience academic achievement, successfully transition to the labour market and live happier and more productive lives. Our research has also demonstrated that career education helps young people develop their skills and knowledge to enter a wide range of interesting and rewarding career pathways.  However, the government’s careers strategy draws on recent research which shows that young people still do not feel that they are receiving the type of careers support which they need fulfil their ambitions.  iCeGS has undertaken a range of research projects that further explore these issues and provide practical approaches to supporting young people in making informed career choices, publications include:

2021

Hanson, J., Neary, S., and Blake, H. (2021). 'Personal Guidance Fund Evaluation: Final Report'. London: The Careers & Enterprise Company

Moore,N., Clark, L., Neary, S., & Blake, H. (2021). 'Crucial impacts on career choices: Research to understand the influences on young people’s choices in primary and secondary schools: Executive summary'. Derby: University of Derby.

Moore, N., Clark, L., Neary, S., & Blake, H. (2021). 'Crucial impacts on career choices: Research to understand the influences on young people’s choices in primary and secondary schools: Final report'. Derby: University of Derby

2020

Hanson, J., and Clark, L. (2020). 'Future frontiers: the impact of career coaching on year 11 students'. IAEVG Conference Proceedings Career Guidance for Inclusive Society. Bratislava, Slovakia 11-13 September 2019. IAEVG: Slovakia, pp. 185-203

Hanson, J., and Neary, S. (2020). 'The Gatsby benchmarks and social mobility: impacts to date'. IAEVG Conference Proceedings Career Guidance for Inclusive Society. Bratislava, Slovakia 11-13 September 2019. IAEVG: Slovakia, pp. 168-185.

Hearne, L. and Neary, S. (2020). 'Let’s talk about career guidance in secondary schools! A consideration of the professional capital of school staff in Ireland and England'. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, pp. 1-14.

Neary, S. and Hanson, J. (2020). 'The personal guidance fund - developing new and innovative practice'. Careers Matters, 8(1), pp. 20-21.  

Williams, J., Akehurst, G., Alexander, K., Pollard, E., Williams, C. & Hooley, T. (2020). 'Evaluation of the careers leader training'. Brighton: Institute of Employment Studies.

2019

Andrews, D (2019). Is Gatsby great for careers education? A vision for the future of career learning in schools. Derby. International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. 

Andrews, D. and Hooley, T. (2019) 'Careers leadership in practice: a study of 27 careers leaders in English secondary schools'. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 47:5, 556-568

Burke, C., Neary, S., Hanson, J., Parker, G., Everitt, J., and Clark, L. (2019). 'Supporting service children in school: an organisational improvement framework'. Derby: University of Derby.

Clark, L. (2019) 'Evaluation of the INSPiRED teenager programme' Derby: University of Derby. 

Hanson, J., & Clark, L. (2019) Future Frontiers: The impact of career coaching on career readiness and indicators of successful transitions in Year 11 pupils. Executive Summary, May 2019. Future Frontiers

Hanson, J., Vigurs, V., Moore, N., Everitt, J. and Clark, L. (2019) 'Gatsby careers benchmark north east implementation pilot: interim evaluation (2015-2017)'. Derby: University of Derby

2018 

Dodd, V. (2017) CPD for Teachers Developed by Employers. What Works? London: Careers and Enterprise Company

Hanson, J., Hooley, T. and Cox, A. (2017). What Works? The Evidence on Enterprise Competitions and Business Games. London: The Careers & Enterprise Company

2017

Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2018). The development of the Teachers' Attitudes toward Career Learning Index (TACLI). Teacher Development. 22(1): 139-150

Moore, N.  Vigurs, K., Everitt, J. and Clark, L (2017). Progression for success: Evaluating North Yorkshire’s innovative careers guidance project. Northallerton: North Yorkshire County Council.