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The pre-entry guidance experiences of students undertaking an 'access to health and professions allied to medicine' (PAMs) programme

Coleman, Philip M. (2002). The pre-entry guidance experiences of students undertaking an 'access to health and professions allied to medicine' (PAMs) programme. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 7(3) pp. 307–324.

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Abstract

This research project explores the pre-entry guidance experiences of adult learners undertaking an 'Access to Health and Professions Allied to Medicine' (PAMs) course offered by Darlington College of Technology (DCT), a Further Education (FE) college in the north-east of England. The study generates qualitative data on the sources of guidance accessed by these students, the types of guidance they have received and their reasons for accessing this guidance. Results support both Social Learning Theory and the Social Learning Theory of Career Decision-Making. They also highlight the key role of FE admissions tutors as a source of guidance and raise concerns about the quality of formal guidance received by some respondents.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2002 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1747-5112
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Item ID: 23056
Depositing User: Phil Coleman
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 10:24
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 12:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23056
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