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ERIC Number: ED438435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Home Internationals: Adult Guidance Policy Developments in Britain and Ireland. Report on a NICEC/CRAC Policy Consultation (Cambridge, England, October 19-20, 1999). CRAC NICEC Conference Briefing.
Watts, Tony
A total of 26 representatives of government departments, relevant national bodies, and guidance professional associations in England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales met to identify ways they might work together to improve the information, advice, and guidance services available to adults in their respective countries. The discussions focused on the following three topics: key features of adult guidance systems and initiatives in each country; similarities and differences between the systems and initiatives in each country; areas of common concern; and possible future actions. Despite significant differences in the ways guidance policy is evolving in each country, the five countries shared common concerns related to the following seven issues: (1) making the case for free, accessible guidance on learning and work; (2) funding for in-depth guidance; (3) marketing to foster broader public understanding of the need for adult guidance; (4) marketing to promote lifelong learning; (5) development and use of quality standards; (6) supporting networking among practitioners; and (7) finding a better way to utilize broadcasting and other information and communication technologies within existing models of guidance delivery. The participants also identified 11 possible future actions in the areas of sharing experience, comparative evaluations, and common action. (MN)
National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge CB3 0AX, United Kingdom. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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).
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom