ERIC Number: ED396071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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. Young People in Full-Time Employment and Homeless Young People in the United Kingdom. 2nd Edition. National Report.
Howieson, Cathy; And Others
A study examined the vocational counseling needs of youths in full-time employment and homeless youths in the United Kingdom. Available research regarding homeless young people and young people employed full time was reviewed to identify the following: their social and educational characteristics, their main transitions into/out of full-time employment and homelessness, their goals and values, their available vocational counseling opportunities, and perceived their vocational counseling needs and use of available vocational counseling services. It was concluded that both homeless youths and youths in full-time employment need effective and widely available vocational guidance/counseling that is characterized as follows: is flexible enough to cater to the diversity within both target populations; takes account of the processes by which young people make decisions and the informal influences on young people's decision making; plays a preventive role by providing early interventions for typical life and career problems; and is aware of racial and other forms of discrimination. Vocational guidance needs specific to homeless youths and youths employed full time were identified along with directions for future research into vocational guidance/counseling needs. (Contains 70 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Counseling Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Individual Characteristics, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Program Improvement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Young Adults, Youth Opportunities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom