A broader educational and vocational outlook in compulsory education has consequences for social justice

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This article explores a new approach to career education and career guidance activities within compulsory education, with a shift in focus from students’ immediate choices to supporting curiosity and an open-minded expansion of horizons. Sen’s concept of capability and approach to social justice plays a central role. A Danish project on career learning in compulsory school aimed to broaden perspectives on education and work among students in the final years (age 13–16) through experience-based learning and reflection activities. Concrete examples of ‘what can be done’ to develop a socially just practice in school-based career education and guidance are provided.
TidsskriftInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 3 mar. 2021


  • Uddannelse, professioner og erhverv