ERIC Number: ED408447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping the Future: Young People and Career Guidance.
St. John-Brooks, Caroline
This report examines the strengths and weaknesses of educational and career guidance in seven Organisation for Economic Development (OECD) countries. Chapter 1 defines educational and career guidance as embracing three key elements: educational, career, and personal/social guidance. Described in chapter 2 is the role of educational and career guidance in helping young people understand their abilities/aspirations and make a successful school-to-work transition. Chapter 3 explores the possible role of educational and career guidance in the labor market policies of OECD member countries and in helping individuals adapt to the changing world of employment. The emergence of lifelong learning as a dominant educational and economic theme is discussed along with the policy implications of the idea of continuous learning in a flexible labor market. The remaining two-thirds of the report focuses on selected career/educational guidance-related issues in the following countries: Austria (adding flexibility to traditional approaches); Canada (multiple recipes for success); Finland (a mass system moving toward individuals); Italy (the need to turn rhetoric into a more consistent reality); Japan (the need for guidance in a changing labor market); Mexico (adding the career element to educational guidance); and Scotland (whether privatization will deliver what clients want). Contains 41 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Career Education, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Privatization, School Guidance, Secondary Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.