ERIC Number: ED396069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
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. Low-Skilled Young People--Italy. National Report.
A study examined the vocational guidance needs of low-skilled young people in Italy. Research studies on the topics of guidance as a process of transmission, processing, and acquisition of knowledge and skills and the situation and life circumstances of young people were reviewed. The role of guidance within a framework of lifelong education and support for various transition processes were discussed. The main conclusions were as follows: the use of guidance structures and opportunities by low-skilled youths is heavily influenced by socioenvironmental context and the "culture" present in that context; a global approach to young people's living conditions encourages development of participation by population groups with low levels of culture and schooling; and development of participation and the global approach to problems determine the development of forms of positive discrimination in favor of low-skilled youth and a general push toward equal opportunities. Four recommendations regarding developing guidance services for low-skilled young Italians were presented. (Contains 95 references. Appended are 29 tables of data regarding exclusion of low-skilled young Italians from work and school.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Counseling Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Improvement, Tables (Data), Unskilled Workers, Youth Opportunities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Italy