Process description of a dialogue-focused intervention to improve career guidance policy in three schools

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Author: Draaisma, Aniek; Meijers, Frans; Kuijpers, Marinka


To boost the existence of career-learning environments in Dutch vocational education, the innovation project 'Career Orientation and Guidance (COG) in Secondary Vocational Education' started in 2012. In this article, we describe the effects of this project on the level of policy formulation and implementation by means of three case studies. Data were collected at three schools through interviews, observations of meetings and teacher training, and analysis of policy documents. We conclude that a dialogue between managers and teachers, as well as among teachers is essential for changes in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Career development

Keywords: Academic staff; Case study; Career guidance; Career awareness; Educational policy; Secondary school; Teachers; VET in schools

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: London, England: Sage Publications in association with ACER, 2018

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Journal volume: 27

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2018

Pages: pp. 40-53

ISSN: 1038-4162, 2200-6974 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 132.427

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