is where theory becomes practical.
But it is also where it becomes radical. The questions are inescapable...
> why is reform now necessary?
> what is happening to career and citizenship in today's communities?
what does that require of the coordinator?
This account particularly examines how open-learning techniques can help
in staff development for local action.
Working with Systems
draws on interests in economic performance, community stability and equal
opportunity. Some of these interests are more firmly embedded than others.
And, in any event, no system is perfect, some are damaging, all can be
But improvement needs people who can work with ideas about what else might
be done. They are, in this sense, not wholly system oriented
as far as the status quo is concerned.
So what is it like to put yourself in such a position? This research -
first carried out with school counsellors - examines the question and
applies the answers to the work of personal advisers.
After all, if we are not prepared to entertain the alternatives how on
earth are we to appreciate how good Connexions is now let alone
know how much better it might be?