ERIC Number: ED396094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Determining the Need for Vocational Counselling among Different Groups of Young People under 28 in Spain. National Report.
de Castro, Ignacio Fernandez; de Elejabeitia, Carmen
A study examined the need for vocational counseling among two target groups of young people under the age of 28 years in Spain: young women whose chief activity is domestic work in their own homes in Madrid and young people of both sexes affected by industrial reconversion who were living on the left bank of the Bilbao Estuary. Their vocational counseling needs were assessed by interviewing 20 individuals representing 14 organizations and 19 representatives of 14 organizations, respectively. In the case of the homemakers, it was emphasized that counselors must develop an appreciation of the value of domestic work in economic terms and in terms of well-being and must tailor vocational counseling services to the different stages of the homemakers' lives: the period of education and the moments of transition to the world of work, abandonment of work for the family, and return to work. It was recommended that the vocational counseling needs of young people in areas affected by industrial restructuring be met by providing them with labor market information during their formal education and training/retraining and counseling both outside and after the formal secondary education system. (A list of persons/organizations consulted is attached.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Homemakers, Industrial Structure, Labor Market, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Secondary Education, Structural Unemployment, Teacher Attitudes, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Spain