ERIC Number: ED224921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Profiles. A Review of Issues and Practice in the Use and Development of Student Profiles.
Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
These six papers examine the issues and review some of the current practices in the developing field of profile recording of young people's attainments. An introductory paper, "A Burst of Interest," looks at some reasons why profiling has developed and examines some major issues involved. "Profiles in Training" discusses profile reporting in Youth Opportunities Programme (YOP) schemes that offer unemployed youth a range of work preparation courses and work experiences and a model profile assessment device for YOP instructors. "Profiles in Practice" considers methods being developed for profiling longer courses, mainly based in further education colleges. "A 17+ Package: A View from the School" analyzes what has been said about assessment at this level and places student profiles in the perspective of a strongly argued need for a new course and assessment package. "Profiles in Preparation" suggests procedures in preparation of a profile to ensure technical validity. "Profiles in Recruitment: The View of the Personnel Profession" provides results of a survey of the possible usefulness of profiles, compared with existing methods of gaining information about young people being recruited into employment. An appendix gives examples of profile documents currently in use. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Adolescents, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Utilization, Material Development, Personnel Selection, Postsecondary Education, Profiles, Recruitment, Research, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Student Records, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).