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ERIC Number: ED374249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Recent Developments in Career Education in the Netherlands: Learning by Experience and Value Stimulation.
Hofmeister, Jane; Veugelers, Wiel
Career education in the Netherlands is a regular part of the curriculum and provides students the opportunity to collect information about different professions and studies. The policy of the Dutch administration is to stimulate the creation of secondary schools with both vocational and academic tracks. Career education is designed to balance between delay and choice. By delaying the student's choice of a particular stream, the student keeps open as many options as possible. However, the sooner the choice is made, the sooner the student can pursue an interest in certain professions and the best educational preparation for that profession. A campaign has begun to recruit more students into vocational streams. Every secondary school has to offer career education. All subject teachers must show what their subject means for the different professions. Many secondary schools use work experience programs as part of their career education. The University of Amsterdam has implemented a program to motivate secondary students to attend higher education. The program's four themes are as follows: developing one's possibilities and investing in one's future, choosing a study and a profession, studying at the university, and life at the university. A study has investigated the importance secondary teachers attached to developing values in students. Results show teachers transfer knowledge and skill to students and also stimulate the development of values related to labor. (Contains 15 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands