The flip side: Career guidance policies and social control.
"Career guidance in most European countries is increasingly an area of policy interest. Not so much with a focus on guidance itself, but more preoccupied with other policy areas in which career guidance may have a role to play: employment, education, social inclusion, gender equality, and economic development, just to mention a few. This mirrors a strong policy focus on the role of guidance as a soft societal steering instrument. This poses dilemmas in relation to the delicate balance between guidance as an instrument for personal development, and guidance as social control." This article is a preprint to an article published in the Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC Journal), Volume 32, Number 1, April 2014. The preprint was published instead of a written keynote presentation with a similar topic on the website of the 2013 conference of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) in Montpellier. [Abstract: Author's information supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide].
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