ERIC Number: ED438436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Progression in Careers Education. Report on a NICEC/CRAC Invitational Policy Consultation Held on 12-13 March 1998 at the Belmont Hotel, Leicester. CRAC NICEC Conference Briefing.
Twenty-seven representatives from the United Kingdom's Department for Education and Employment (DfEE), higher education (HE), careers services, careers service companies, schools, further education colleges, local education authorities, and relevant national organizations met to discuss ways of forming and enhancing partnerships between guidance services within and outside HE and supporting careers education across sectors. The discussions resulted in 13 recommendations regarding the following 3 areas: progression; accreditation (of programs and individuals); and linkages. Among the recommendations were the following: (1) DfEE should audit and disseminate information about existing cross-sectoral activities; (2) the feasibility of developing a career management skills unit should be explored; (3) professional bodies in the guidance field should seek stronger collaborative structures to encourage cross-sectoral understanding, cooperation, and exchanges of information and practice; (4) accrediting bodies should work with schools, colleges, and careers services to develop appropriate forms of portfolio-based assessment of career development skills; (5) DfEE should commission a mapping exercise on existing forms of collaboration between careers service companies and HE careers services and use the mapping exercise as a basis for determining possibilities for more extensive collaboration; and (6) relevant organizations should seek opportunities to development stronger linkages at the national and regional levels. (MN)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Articulation (Education), Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Continuous Progress Plan, Cooperative Planning, Counseling Services, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Guidance Programs, Linking Agents, Partnerships in Education, Portfolio Assessment, Post High School Guidance, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Student Certification, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Universities
National Institute for Careers Education and Counseling, Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge CB3 0AX, United Kingdom (order no. CB07). Web site: http://www.crac.org.uk/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).; Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Choice and Careers Div.; Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Higher Education and Employment Div.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom