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ERIC Number: ED444062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 21
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Career Development and Public Policy in France.
Guichard, Jean
Three conditions characterize employment in France today: (1) high unemployment; (2) the importance of degrees in employment; and (3) significant differences between the sexes. The differences between national government initiatives and regional issues also are of concern. The main strategic issues facing career development focus on reducing unemployment. Some of the suggested approaches include preparing graduates for the workplace, developing qualifying skills training for small business, and validating the skills and qualifications acquired on the job. One key issue for the future is maintaining the structure of information and guidance centers. Another is the issue of social and workplace integration of young people from various cultures. Unequal access to relevant information on training, careers, and employment is a key factor contributing to social problems. Several recommendations for actions required for problem solving include: reforming student guidance-allocation procedures in secondary schools; giving information and guidance centers legal status, clarifying their mission, and coordinating their activities with those of other structures; supervising practices; and providing universal access to accurate, relevant information on training and careers. Appendices include: "Statistical Data from Generation 92" and "The Devaluation of Degrees." (Contains 22 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France