The Local Career Guidance Policies

The research paradigm stems from the notion of the emergent old and new forms of educational inequalities. Although the equality of education is challenged by many societal changes, the research focusing on educational transitions rarely combines the sociological and educational sciences. Hence, it is necessary to develop the interdisciplinary understanding about successful policies and practices supporting educational transitions.

The Local Career Guidance Policies research project aims at answering the question how  the post-comprehensive and post-secondary transitions are enabled in a certain context of transition. The aim is to focus on the transiting policies at two local (municipal) levels.  The data composes of documents and interviews conducted with a group of local education authorities (study counsellors, administrative staff, principals, e.g.).

Key words:
Educational transitions
Equality of education
Career counselling and guidance
Education policy

EDUTRA will be conducted 2020–2023 by Mira Kalalahti  (Collegium Researcher, TIAS, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies).