Careers work in schools
Career development at school is vital to informing young people's education and career choices
Our national and international studies 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, recent evidence (House of Commons Education Select Committee Inquiry into Career Guidance for Young People and Ofsted's Going in the Right Direction?) has highlighted that the majority of young people are not receiving the support they need.
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:
- Hutchinson, J. (2013). School Organisation and STEM Career-related Learning. York: National STEM Centre.
- Hutchinson, J., Moore, N., Davies, A., Thomas, M. and Marriott, J. (2013). Gendered Horizons: Boys' and Girls' Perceptions of Job and Career Choices. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
- Hooley, T. (2012). Progression in Kent: Schools taking charge. Maidstone: Kent Country Council.
- Hooley, T., Marriott, J., Watts, A.G. and Coiffait, L. (2012). Careers 2020: Options for Future Careers Work in English Schools. London: Pearson.
- Moore, N. and Hooley, T. (2012). Talking About Career: The Language Used by and With Young People to Discuss Life, Learning and Work. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
- Hooley, T., Marriott, J. and Sampson, J.P. (2011). Fostering College and Career Readiness: How Career Development Activities in Schools Impact on Graduation Rates and Students' Life Success. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
- Hooley, T. and Watts, A.G. (2011). Careers Work with Young People: Collapse or Transition? Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
iCeGS projects in this area include:
- Good Career Guidance: What would this look like for England?
- iCeGS external evaluation of the Legacy Careers Project 2013-14
- Improving the recruitment of young people into home building
- Chwarae Teg: Boys and girls perceptions of job and career choice
- NAHT Aspire School Improvement Programme: external evaluation
- Evaluation of Brightside e-mentoring
- Careers 2020 Project
- Equality and Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance
- Y Touring Evaluation Research