ERIC Number: ED374348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Career Guidance Practices in Northern Europe: Implications for U.S. School-to-Work Programs. A Report of the Career Guidance Team of the Comparative Learning Teams Project.
McClure, Larry; And Others
This report presents findings of seven education and business leaders from the United States who visited Denmark, Germany, and Sweden to examine the role of career guidance in these countries. An introduction provides an overview of education and training in the three countries and sets forth lessons learned. The remainder of the report is organized around three career guidance issues and related questions that commonly arise during planning for school-to-work transition opportunities. Each section begins with a brief overview of how the United States approaches the questions to set the stage for a look at how each nation approaches them. The three issues (and related questions) are as follows: (1) policy framework for career guidance (how career development is defined, what institutional systems need to be in place to keep the process alive and well, how to ensure all decisions and services are equitable); (2) information structure for career planning (how to support personal and career awareness as a starting point, ways to help people explore their options and interests directly, what kinds of information everyone needs); and (3) transition from school to work (how to help each person set a tentative career goal, whether there are clear avenues for gaining the necessary skills, what human support systems are available along the way). The appendixes include short profiles of the 32 sites visited by the team, brief descriptions of individual study team members, and a glossary of terms. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Public Policy, Vocational Interests
Center for Learning and Competitiveness, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Center for Learning and Competitiveness.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Germany; Sweden