ERIC Number: ED353464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a European Dimension in the Training of Guidance Practitioners.
CEDEFOP Flash, n2 Jan 1993
CEDEFOP's (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) work on the development of the European dimension in the training of vocational guidance practitioners took place in two stages. The first was the survey of the work and training of guidance practitioners in each Member State of the European Community. Findings indicated differences in three areas: (1) number of guidance-related occupations in each Member State, (2) whether guidance was mainly the responsibility of specialists or a part of the responsibility of other professionals, and (3) the extent to which these two group worked together. The country studies served as the basis for the synthesis report for the next stage of CEDEFOP's work in this field. CEDEFOP drew up guidelines for the training of staff in the European dimension of their work. This work started by describing a national basic training onto which continuing training in European aspects of guidance could be built. This framework was in the form of a list of learning objectives with suggestions for content, methods, and media. CEDEFOP work was linked to the PETRA II program, which promotes collaboration in vocational training for young adults. Phase 1 consisted largely of setting up national projects and establishing transnational links within three main national clusters. The CEDEFOP materials were presented at a workshop at the third European Conference on Computers in Careers Guidance. Workshop members recommended development of training materials at the national level that are based on CEDEFOP's learning objectives. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Guidance, Counselor Qualifications, Counselor Training, Educational Research, Employment Services, Foreign Countries, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, International Cooperation, International Programs, International Relations, International Trade, Job Analysis, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Skill Analysis, Specialists, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).