All things being equal?: equality and diversity in Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/197211
Title:
All things being equal?: equality and diversity in Careers education, information, advice and guidance
Authors:
Hutchinson, Jo ( 0000-0001-7206-3164 ) ; Rolfe, Heather; Moore, Nicki; Bysshe, Simon; Bentley, Kieran
Abstract:
In its education chapter, the Commission’s first Triennial Review of evidence on inequality, How Fair is Britain? Equality, Human Rights and Good Relations in 2010, found that educational attainment has been transformed in recent years. Around half of young people are now getting good qualifications at 16 (5+ A*-C GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths) and, in 2008/09, 2.4 million students enrolled in higher education in the UK – a considerable change from a time when educational opportunities were only available to a minority of young people. However, the evidence shows that educational attainment continues to be strongly associated with socio-economic background. Stereotypical information and guidance can limit young people’s options and aspirations at an early age. Careers advice often reinforces traditional choices and young people have limited information on the pay advantages of nontraditional routes. Nearly one in four young people say that they have not had enough information to make choices for their future. This rises to just under a quarter of disabled young people.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Hutchinson, J., Rolfe, H., Moore, N., Bysshe, S. and Bentley, K. (2011) All Things Being Equal? Equality and Diversity in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Publisher:
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/197211
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
978 1 84206 381 1
Appears in Collections:
Research, Innovation and Academic Enterprise

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dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Joen
dc.contributor.authorRolfe, Heatheren
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Nickien
dc.contributor.authorBysshe, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorBentley, Kieranen
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T14:20:40Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T14:20:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationHutchinson, J., Rolfe, H., Moore, N., Bysshe, S. and Bentley, K. (2011) All Things Being Equal? Equality and Diversity in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.en
dc.identifier.isbn978 1 84206 381 1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/197211-
dc.description.abstractIn its education chapter, the Commission’s first Triennial Review of evidence on inequality, How Fair is Britain? Equality, Human Rights and Good Relations in 2010, found that educational attainment has been transformed in recent years. Around half of young people are now getting good qualifications at 16 (5+ A*-C GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths) and, in 2008/09, 2.4 million students enrolled in higher education in the UK – a considerable change from a time when educational opportunities were only available to a minority of young people. However, the evidence shows that educational attainment continues to be strongly associated with socio-economic background. Stereotypical information and guidance can limit young people’s options and aspirations at an early age. Careers advice often reinforces traditional choices and young people have limited information on the pay advantages of nontraditional routes. Nearly one in four young people say that they have not had enough information to make choices for their future. This rises to just under a quarter of disabled young people.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEquality and Human Rights Commissionen
dc.subjectCareer guidanceen
dc.subjectEqualityen
dc.subjectCareers education, information, advice and guidanceen
dc.titleAll things being equal?: equality and diversity in Careers education, information, advice and guidanceen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
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