ERIC Number: ED396067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Determining the Need for Vocational Counselling among Different Target Groups of Young People under 28 Years of Age in the European Community. The Guidance Needs of School Children in the 9th Year of Technical Secondary Education and School Children Completing Extended Primary Education in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. National Report.
Fandel, Chantal; Pauwels, Dominique
A study examined the vocational guidance needs of schoolchildren in the ninth year of technical secondary education and schoolchildren completing extended primary education in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The study focused on the following: the transition phases in Luxembourg's system of education; Luxembourg's existing guidance services; and the characteristics and needs of various target groups of vocational guidance. The guidance needs of the two study populations were analyzed within the context of pupils' demands for training, recent school reforms, and the current labor market. The following were among the key study findings and recommendations: improvement of the quality of educational and occupational guidance requires detailed analysis of pupils' needs; educational and occupational guidance is a continuous process that must include a European dimension; cooperation between the various actors involved in the guidance process and the social partners is a prerequisite for success; educational and occupational guidance programs must provide students with neutral information on the employment patterns and prospects for specific sectors; and parents should be closely associated with guidance measures. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Counseling, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Technical Education, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 114-121 and CE 071 474-475.