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ERIC Number: ED444064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Career Development Services in Ireland.
McCarthy, John; Coyle, Breeda
In Ireland, the delivery of career guidance is strong in the education sector but relatively weak in the labor market sector. At the same time, it appears that most initiatives related to career guidance have been developed on an ad hoc basis. This is also true for initiatives related to labor market services, trade unions, and employers. It has been a "bottom up system" in Ireland, with the drive for change coming primarily from practitioners. Training and internal policies have been developed and implemented by the professional association, in many ways bypassing the policymakers and professional psychologists. The strength of the profession has rested in the self-reliance of the association, its innovation and grass-roots initiatives in the field. Challenges that still need to be considered include: (1) the need for a coherent policy framework across the education sectors and between education and labor market sectors; (2) the need for a national framework delineating the roles of different guidance practitioners, requisite training, qualifications, and consistent standards; (3) the need for effective information technology to provide meaningful career information; and (4) the need for a stable and adequate funding base to ensure meaningful provision of guidance programs and services. (ADT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland