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Impartiality in pre-entry guidance for adults in further education colleges

Payne J & Edwards R (1997) Impartiality in pre-entry guidance for adults in further education colleges, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 25 (3), pp. 361-375.

The growth in the provision of guidance through institution-based services in the United Kingdom has raised concerns about whether the principle of impartiality is being compromised. The understandings and practices of impartiality among those involved in providing pre-entry guidance to adults in three further education colleges in London are examined. A complex picture is presented in which impartiality is only one aspect of guidance and one with different and uncertain meanings emerging from and situated within differing individual, social and institutional contexts. Thus while the meaning of impartiality can be clearly stated in professional codes of practice and quality frameworks, its meanings in practice are less clear. Further areas of research are identified.

AuthorsPayne John, Edwards Richard
Publication date1997
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN 0306-9885

British Journal of Guidance and Counselling: Volume 25, Issue 3 (1997)

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