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Raising awareness of health and social care careers amongst ethnic minority young people and their advisors using an action research approach

Robinson, L; Burns, B; Chesney, M; Jones, J

Authors

L Robinson

B Burns

M Chesney

J Jones



Abstract

This project aimed to investigate the reasons why applications to Health and Social Care (H&SC) programmes from Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) groups is low, and to attempt to address the problem, working with three colleges/schools. Qualitative (focus group n=7, reflective reports n=3) and quantitative (questionnaires n=239) data collection methods were employed. Triangulation of descriptive data showed lack of awareness of the H&SC professions by students and careers advisors. Careers advisors’ perception of barriers for these groups entering H&SC professions related to socio-cultural issues which were not borne out by the data collected from the BME communities.

Citation

Robinson, L., Burns, B., Chesney, M., & Jones, J. (2006, January). Raising awareness of health and social care careers amongst ethnic minority young people and their advisors using an action research approach. Presented at Education in a Changing Environment (ECE 2006), University of Salford, UK

Presentation Conference Type Other
Conference Name Education in a Changing Environment (ECE 2006)
Conference Location University of Salford, UK
Start Date Jan 12, 2006
End Date Jan 13, 2006
Deposit Date Dec 12, 2008
Publicly Available Date Dec 12, 2008
Publisher URL http://www.ece.salford.ac.uk/proceedings/2006
Additional Information Additional Information : Published by the University of Salford ISBN: 1905732074
Event Type : Conference

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