ERIC Number: ED327676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Conference on European Co-operation in the Field of Vocational Guidance for Young People and Adults (Berlin, November 27-28, 1990). Summary Report.
Watts, A. G.
CEDEFOP Flash, n10 Dec 1990
A conference set the stage for the development of European Community (EC) policy in the field of vocational guidance and possible action. Discussion focused on the need for trans-frontier guidance and the need for communication and cooperation between guidance services to support educational and occupational mobility across the EC as a whole. The implications of the EC as a single labor market were debated. Participants agreed unanimously that a handbook on vocational information and guidance within the 12 Member States should be developed. Initial suggestions were made as to which bodies might be members of a network designated to produce the handbook. A report of a feasibility study on such a handbook proposed two alternative models: a single handbook and 12 handbooks, one for each Member State. Training and staff development were discussed. Two possible forms for a "European academy" for counselor training were suggested: a single institution and networking among training agencies. Computer systems were suggested to enable comprehensive, current information on educational, training, and employment opportunities to be made available across the EC. Three related issues concerned development of databases, development of computer-aided career guidance systems, and integration of these systems. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Career Guidance, Computer Oriented Programs, Cooperative Programs, Counselor Training, Databases, Foreign Countries, Guidance Programs, Guides, International Cooperation, International Relations, Material Development, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Staff Development
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).