In recognition of National Careers Week this week in England, some are questioning the quality of the guidance and career counselling that some students are receiving in school. While some question the thinking behind encouraging teenagers to develop career plans, career-development expert Tristram Hooley says such counselling should begin in early-secondary school. "Without adequate careers education there is a danger that schools deliver an ivory tower curriculum that lacks relevance for employers and for the young people themselves," he said.

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