ERIC Number: ED419944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Guidance in Community Settings. NICEC Briefing.
Jackson, Heather; Haughton, Lesley
Adult guidance in community settings offers a holistic, personal development approach to individuals wishing to change their work or learning situations. Adult guidance in community settings can include some or all of the following: offering initial information and advice; signposting to other agencies; and providing guidance through group or individual activities. Guidance delivered through community settings must be client centered, relaxed and informal, totally voluntary, and familiar (and hence unthreatening) venues. Emphasis on individual personal development and a holistic approach to problem solving and decision making are major elements of guidance delivered through community settings. All evidence indicates that access to information and guidance is a bigger problem than availability of information and guidance. Because barriers to participation in learning are often perpetuated by the education and training system itself, it is especially important to make provisions to reach those groups that have been traditionally been underrepresented in postschool education and training. Strategic approaches to adult guidance should do the following: (1) fully acknowledge the critical part adult guidance plays in supporting adults in the process of self-determination with regard to their learning and work options and (2) recognize the need for different types and levels of guidance provision. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).; Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England). National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom