Students’ Perceptions of Career Conversations with their Teachers

Apr. 10, 2011

This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 27 number 3,
Author(s): Kariene Mittendorff, Perry den Brok, Douwe Beijaard, " Students’ Perceptions of Career Conversations with their Teachers", Pages 515-523, Copyright Elsevier (April 2011).

This article presents findings from a questionnaire which was developed to explore students’ perceptions of career guidance by teachers during career conversations.

Data were collected from 579 students from vocational schools in the Netherlands.
Four different guidance profiles of teachers were identified.
It was also found that during career conversations, teachers and students hardly talk about career subjects and mostly about school subjects.

The results indicate that teachers struggle with the transition towards becoming a career guide of students, and aspects influencing the transition into this new role need to be considered.

Updated: Dec. 19, 2011