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The Inspiration Vision

You'll get a lot of pleasure from reading Thomas Staunton's 'Running in a forest' blog. In a recent entry, he points out the shortcomings of Michael Gove's simplistic and one-dimensional careers role models policy. Is the policy a thinly-veiled attempt to get employers to pay for what was once funded out of the public purse? According to the African proverb, 'it takes a whole village to raise a child'. In similar fashion, the careers education and guidance of young people is dependent on the contributions of a range of business and community partners. Career development professionals have a key part to play in co-ordinating the contributions of partners and delivering specialist interventions themselves. What is the Government's rationale for marginalising their role?

Read '5 problems with Gove's careers role models policy' here

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