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Den Elzen, Katrin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper examines how people find happiness and create wellbeing when confronted by extreme adversity. Utilising the Dialogical Self Theory for an analysis of published autobiographies, it investigates two case studies, Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs, and Austrian author Barbara Pachl-Eberhart, who narrates creating a fulfilled life…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Trauma
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Hausen, Jennifer E. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
In contemporary culture, it is natural to think that purchasing and owning the "right" possessions results in happiness. This belief supports our loyalty to consumer society. However, several lines of research demonstrate that high consumption lifestyles and materialistic values are not a trustworthy path to well-being. Instead,…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Life Style, Well Being, Cultural Influences
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Torka, Nicole – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Genuine happiness is impossible without authentic concern for and corresponding behaviour towards the well-being of others. Such an incorporation of others into the self refers to a "democratic self" and the related regard for the common good. The author argues that the honesty of professionals who work in or for an educational or…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Self Concept, Ethics
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Molin-Karakoc, Linda; Ikola, Minna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Engagement is considered key in measuring student development, offering valuable clues into the adaptation, motivation and participation of students. This article sheds light on the multifaceted construct of engagement and its implications for first-generation migrant adolescents. Participant interviews and observations were conducted to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Immigrants
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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Youth unemployment can be understood as a public health risk. This paper explores the multi-disciplinary literature in this field, and its relevance to support for NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people. Unemployment may have a scarring effect on health, with lifelong consequences for individuals and for society. To the…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Youth Employment, Unemployment, Public Health
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Laletas, Stella – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
For professional school counsellors who work in secondary schools, ethical issues arise more often than in other practice settings. While ethical codes and guidelines provide guidance in decision making, a reliance on ethical principles may still leave professionals open to criticism since such principles can be interpreted to suit the situation.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, School Counselors, Secondary Schools
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Hooley, Tristram; Rice, Suzanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
In rapidly changing employment markets, career guidance has a vital role to play in supporting people in navigating transitions between education and employment across the lifespan. In this article, the issue of quality and quality assurance in career guidance is explored. Although there is no clear agreed international understanding of what…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Career Guidance, Definitions, Policy
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Hutchinson, Jo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
English independent schools are not required to follow government statutory guidance in a number of aspects including career education and guidance, and yet many are actively engaged in careers work and this has caught the attention of policymakers. State schools are subject to statutory guidance but, according to Ofsted and other authorities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Private Schools, Benchmarking
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McMahon, Mary; Patton, Wendy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article considers systemic thinking in relation to the Systems Theory Framework (STF) and to career theory. An overview of systems theory and its applications is followed by a discussion of career theory to provide a context for the subsequent description of STF. The contributions of STF to career theory and to theory integration are…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Career Development, Educational Theories, Integrated Activities
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Muijen, Heidi S. C. A.; Brohm, René – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
We put forward Art-Dialogue-Methods (ADM) as an inquiry for practical wisdom within communities. It draws from a series of methodological traditions like artistic inquiry, participatory action research and narrative research. The practice of ADM could facilitate healing processes in fractured communities and organisations in today's world. ADM…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Postmodernism, Art Therapy, Dialogs (Language)
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Athanasiadis, Chrysostomos; Gough, Brendan; Robertson, Steve – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The lower reported prevalence of depression in men has been related to depression not being as well-recognised in men as it is in women. We sought to understand the clinical under-recognition of depression in men by reviewing some of the key evidence on male depression, concentrating on practices in the UK. Additionally, we aimed to draw…
Descriptors: Males, Depression (Psychology), School Counselors, Foreign Countries
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O'Gorman, Shannon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Counselling services are an integral part of a school's pastoral response to children and adolescents experiencing mental health or behavioural challenges. Professional practice documents published within Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America uniformly articulate the capacity of the counsellor to intervene when presented…
Descriptors: Trauma, Family Counseling, Mental Health, Behavior Problems
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Robinson, Deborah; Moore, Nicki; Hooley, Tristram – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article examines the implications of the new education, health and care (EHC) planning process for career professionals in England. The new process comes in the wake of a succession of legislation relating to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in England. There is much to recommend the new process as it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Health Services, Special Needs Students
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den Boer, Peter; Hoeve, Aimée – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Reflective career conversations are a necessary instrument in the career guidance of students in vocational education. These conversations help students to learn from their (work) experiences and gain a better understanding of their motives on the labour market. Research shows that in a society in which change seems to become the only constant…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Guidance, Discourse Communities, Program Implementation
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Hughes, Deirdre – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This article provides a five-year historical synopsis of how central government policies are impacting on careers work in England's secondary schools. It shows attempts to reshape and re-engineer careers provision for young people, through an evolving careers experiment. The extent to which such exogenous arrangements are facilitating and/or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Public Policy, Secondary School Students
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