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Research carried out by students

Students on various careers guidancecourses have carried out action research projects, some of which are listed below. The resource authors have volunteered for their work to be disseminated on the NGRF in the interests of sharing ideas. The research reports have been completed by students in a variety of contexts including initial training, work based learning and post-graduate study.

 

(PDF Document)Constructing a Professional Identity, the effects of severe hearing loss, by Ruth Gould

The Effects of Severe Hearing Loss on the Career Experience of a Manager in Post-16 Learning. This dissertation was completed by Ruth Gould, in part fulfillment of the requirement for an MA in education at CCCUC. From here you can access the full work.

(PDF Document)The Case for Indecision, by Gill Morrison

The Case for Indecision - How might theories of career, learning and identity formation contribute to planning an effective Careers Education programme for Year 7 and 8 students? A reflective case study based on selected texts, loosely structured interviews with teachers and focus groups with Key Stage 3 students.

(PDF Document)Unheard Voices Untold Stories, by Alison Fielding

An exploration of young people’s experiences in and out of post-compulsory education.

(PDF Document)Major Barriers to employment for asylum seekers, by Catherine Crerar

This is an action research project on what are perceived to be the major barriers to employment facing the asylum seeker community in Glasgow and how do guidance and other agencies work with individuals and each other to address them?

(PDF Document)Career Guidance issues for pupils intending to go into HE, by Amber Beatson

This is an action research project on what are the career guidance issues for pupils intending on going onto HE who have negative pre-entry attributes* and what support do they receive?

(PDF Document)An evaluation of the education and training that is currently available to offenders serving custodial sentences in Scotland, by Celia Barclay

This is an action research project on an evaluation of the education and training that is currently available to offenders serving custodial sentences in Scotland: How are careers guidance services involved, and how can effective education and careers guidance make a positive difference to the future of ex-offenders.

(PDF Document)Career/employment support available for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, by Iain Dalgleish

This is an action research project on an investigation into the career/employment support available for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics in West Dunbartonshire.

(PDF Document)Aiding Ex-offenders into employment in Scotland, by Pete Yorston

This is an action research project report on aiding ex-offenders into employment. It is a review of policy and practice in Scotland, with reference to Barlinnie and Perth.

(PDF Document)Participation by Scottish ethnic minorities in Scottish Professional Football, by Stuart Bauld.pdf

This is a labour market studies project on what factors contribute to the low levels of participation by Scottish ethnic minorities in Scottish Professional Football exploring how can this situation be addressed.

(PDF Document)The Shortage of Young People Entering the Bakery Industry, by Rhona Steel

This labour market studies project reports on the shortage of young people entering the bakery industry.

(PDF Document)Under-representation of the Black and Minority Ethnic Community in the Career Guidance Profession, by Harry Liddell

This labour market studies project reports on the under-representation of the Black and Minority Ethnic community in the career guidance profession.