ERIC Number: ED444050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Making Waves: Career Development and Public Policy. International Symposium 1999 Papers, Proceedings, and Strategies (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 2-4, 1999).
Hiebert, Bryan, Ed.; Bezanson, Lynne, Ed.
People in many countries are experimenting with solutions to changes in the structure and delivery of career development services. As a result, there is vast opportunity to learn from, and be guided by, exemplary practices from other countries. The International Symposium is designed to provide such opportunities, and to give policymakers and career development professionals the opportunity to come together and discuss issues they both experience. The 1999 Symposium was organized around four themes: (1) preparation for the world of work; (2) the impact on career delivery services of information and communication technologies; (3) connecting career development and public policy with counseling process issues; and (4) the role of values, theory, and research. Proceedings begin with a framework paper developed to provide a context for career development and to help authors of country papers focus on the broad domain of career development. Papers in the next section focus on the themes of career development and public policy, and the impact of information and communication technology. This is followed by papers on career development from: Argentina, Australia, Canada, People's Republic of China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The conclusion contains a synthesis the proceedings, along with a Statement of Intent, which can be summarized as follows: individuals will need to manage their own career development, which needs to be redefined to describe an individual's development in learning and work throughout life. This transformation has many implications for the work world and public policy, much of which is not yet understood. Since the issue of career development is now of global significance, stronger structures and processes are needed at the international level. This will require a common language, the development of standards and accountability, and creative ways to fostering partnerships. (JDM)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Development, Career Information Systems, Demonstration Programs, Employment Counselors, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Individual Development, International Communication, Job Training, Public Policy, Theory Practice Relationship, Values
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Career Development Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Note: For individual conference papers, see CG 030 146-166.