Careers 2020 – Options for future careers work in English schools

We have just published a new paper called Careers 2020 – Options for future careers work in English schools with the Pearson Think Tank.

The paper reviews the evidence around careers work in schools and explores different models of provision. The paper argues that there are three distinctive approaches to the delivery of careers work in schools which it describes as:

  • activity-based approaches
  • service-based approaches
  • curriculum-led approaches

It is argued that current government policy lead schools towards activity-based or service-based approaches but that the evidence base supports the idea that curriculum-led approaches are most effective.

The Pearson Think Tank are building on this paper with a survey of schools. Schools are invited to complete the survey to help Pearson to increase understanding about the current state of careers work in English schools.

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