Learners' perceptions of a career guidance curriculum in different school-based support systems in Switzerland

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This article examines the different functions and further potential of a curriculum of career guidance in lower secondary school and bridge-year courses. With a focus on young adults following a nonlinear pathway to post-compulsory education in the Swiss Canton of Zurich, we answer the questions why bridge-year courses are attended (RQ1) and how career guidance is perceived (RQ2). Furthermore, optimisation segments for a curriculum of career guidance were analysed from a learner-centred perspective (RQ3). Taking a mixed-method approach, we combine data from a quantitative questionnaire...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Secondary education; Career development; Pathways; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Career guidance; Secondary school; Curriculum; Decision making; Career choice; Perception; Postcompulsory education; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Relevance of education and training; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Switzerland; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2020

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Journal volume: 72

Journal number: 3

Journal date: September 2020

Pages: pp. 375-395

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.567

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