ERIC Number: ED404511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
On Course for Next Steps: Careers Education and Guidance for Students in FE.
Sadler, Jackie; Reisenberger, Anna
Developing FE (FEDA Report), v1 n5 1997
In 1995-1996, the United Kingdom's Further Education Development Agency examined approaches to delivery of career education/guidance in further education (FE) programs and the roles of career service and college staff in career education/guidance. Data were collected through surveys of approximately 450 colleges in England and Wales and 28 career services. Responses were received from 215 (47.7%) of the colleges and 25 (89%) of the career services. Case studies of 12 colleges demonstrating indications of good practice/development and representing a geographically and institutionally diverse sample were also conducted. The following were among the study's main findings: the work of FE guidance staff is being greatly affected by increasing variation in the student population; nearly three-fourths of institutions have written policies on career education/guidance; student satisfaction surveys are the most popular method of evaluating guidance provision; tutorial groups are the preferred means of delivering career education/guidance; interest in accrediting career education/guidance programs (particularly through General National Vocational Qualifications) is evident; and approximately three-fourths of FE colleges and two-thirds of sixth-form colleges employ at least one career specialist. (Appended are the following: study methodology; checklist for reviewing career education/guidance for FE students; and 11 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Career Education, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Check Lists, Counseling Services, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Information Utilization, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Staff Role, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Mendip Centre, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6 RG, England, United Kingdom (10 pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom