DIGEST of recent communications and publications received by NAEGA
Through membership of sister organisations and materials sent to us by members, NAEGA receives regular information from far and wide. This Digest is an attempt to make some of this information more widely available for members.
CRAC Conference Careers Education
at the Le Meridien Russell Hotel, London WC1
This conference will consider what policy makers and practitioners are currently doing to improve careers education programmes, including the implications of the new national specification for careers education and what these may mean for you, your programmes and your students, trainees and employees.
Key contributors include: Paul Chubb, Group Chief Executive, Guidance Enterprises Group; Helen Mason, Director of Student and Community Support, Southampton City College; Caroline Sutton, Curriculum Adviser for Careers Education and Guidance, North Yorkshire Local Education Authority Curriculum Advisory service; and Anne Weinstock CBE, Chief Executive, Connexions Service National Unit.
For further information or online: www.crac.org.uk/events/careers_edu/course
Next step 2003
The new careers show for mid-life professionals
A brand new event targeted at the mature professional marketplace called Next Step 2003 in association with Age Positive, has been launched to provide this important group of business people with a wealth of new career and working-life ideas and opportunities.
The show, which is taking place at the Royal Horticultural Halls on 27 and 28 June 03, will feature specialist employment agencies, outplacement consultants, charities, NFP organisations, financial advisors, franchise companies, new business advisors, direct sales companies and training agencies amongst its exhibitors. Alongside these will be a series of impartial and informative seminars on topics such as transferable skills, redundancy investment advice, buying a franchise, starting new enterprises and retraining.
For more information about Next Step 2003 (27-29 June 2003, Royal Horticultural Halls, London visit: www.nextstepshow.co.uk
NIACE Conference: Having an impact
Integrating guidance for learning and work into lifelong learning policy
Wednesday 11 December at Midlands Engineering Centre, Austin Court, Birmingham.
Keynote addresses by:
Mini plenaries on Employment; Community; FE and HE: IAG Partnerships.
Details and bookings to: www.niace.org.uk/conferences
Journal of Access and Credit Studies
Vol. 4 No. 1
Just published contains Access: Guidance and Tutor/Student Relationships [Perspectives from a qualitative longitudinal research project] by Kenneth Gibson and June Waters (University of Derby)
This paper looks at guidance offered to Access students and tutor/student relationships, from the point of view of Access students. It is based on part of a longitudinal research project into the experience of adults studying on a university based Access to HE course.
JACS 4 (1) also contains papers on:
Subscription information for JACS from www.nocn.org.uk
Guidance Research Conference April 2003
Organised by NICEC and FEDPAG (Federation of Professional Associations in Guidance of which NAEGA is a member), the second guidance research conference is to be held next year.
Cutting Edge II: Learning from Research
The 'Cutting Edge' conference which was held in Leicester in 2000, was influential in stimulating debate about guidance-related issues, and in generating research activity. The Cutting Edge II conference will take that process forward. Delegates will be drawn from a range of interest groups, including practitioners, policy makers and researchers. The three key themes, around which the conference will be structured, will be:
|including approaches to guidance from a variety of international, national and sectoral perspectives|
|including the impact of demographic shifts, technological change, evolving working patterns, changes in the role of careers guidance practitioners, and trends and developments in the context within guidance is provided|
Learning from Research
|including the relationship between research and policy, the role of practitioners in research, and the sharing of findings from practice|
A call for papers to be presented will be made in the autumn.
It is important that NAEGA is well represented at this Conference and that colleagues with research projects consider submitting a paper. If you require informal help over this contact Jonathan Brown on
The International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Volume 2 Number 2, 2002
The contents of the latest journal from IAEVG [International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance] include:
Tractenberg L, Streumer J and van Zolingen S,
Prideaux, L-A, Patton, W and Creed P, Development of a Theoretically Derived Career Program: An Australian Endeavour
For details of journal and IAEVG see www.iaevg.org
September 2002 Volume 14 Number 1
The latest edition of adults learning contains a series of reflections on the Kennedy report 5 years after publication.
Details of the publication and all other NIACE products can be found on: www.niace.org.uk
Digest 2 prepared by Jonathan Brown.