ERIC Number: ED396093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Determining the Need for Vocational Counselling among Different Target Groups of Young People Aged between 15 and 27 in Portugal: The Situation in the Setubal Peninsula. National Report.
Alverca, Celia; And Others
A study examined the vocational counseling needs of young residents of Portugal's Setubal Peninsula aged 15-27 years who were either in their ninth year of compulsory education or enrolled in a vocational training school course or some other alternative form of training organized by the Institute for Employment and Vocational Training. Data were obtained from the following sources: literature review; interviews with an unspecified number of school psychologists and other education specialists responsible for vocational training schools; interviews with 89 vocational students; and questionnaires completed by 29 vocational students. Existing vocational counseling services in the secondary schools were found to be capable of covering 60% of year 9 pupils; however, only 70% of those pupils actually complete the counseling process. Young people in vocational training schools had the best access to vocational counseling. Of young people in alternative training, only 18% received vocational counseling. It was recommended that a continuous system be developed to provide people with vocational counseling beginning in first-cycle primary schools and extending throughout their working lives. (Appended are the interview guides and questionnaires used with the vocational students and psychologists/education specialists.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Portugal