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This paper discusses recent policy reforms in career guidance for young people in England. It offers a case study of disruption to an established community of practice; presents evidence of its emotional, ethical and political effects; considers the implications for workplace learning and reconsiders theoretical conceptualisations of ‘communities of practice’.

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From Careers Adviser to Personal Adviser: Emotion, Ethics, Politics and Learning in a Disrupted Community of Practice

This paper discusses recent policy reforms in career guidance for young people in England. It offers a case study of disruption to an established community of practice; presents evidence of its emotional, ethical and political effects; considers the implications for workplace learning and reconsiders theoretical conceptualisations of ‘communities of practice’.