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ERIC Number: ED444066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The New Zealand Policy Framework for Career Information and Guidance.
Oakes, Lester; von Dadelszen, Jane
The education sector of New Zealand was restructured in 1989. Career Services was created by integrating the Vocational Guidance Service and careers information functions from the Department of Labor. The goal of the Career Services is to assist in the achievement of government education, training, and employment goals through high quality information, advice, and guidance services. Current government policy sees an accurate information system via the Internet as the central component of all government career information and guidance initiatives. Funding exists for career guidance in schools and for employed and unemployed adults. In considering policy issues for the present and future, the concept of lifelong learning is central to policy direction of the education system and labor market. In 1995, the government made decisions that underpin current policy on provision of career information and guidance services, which encourages diversity and responsiveness in the guidance market. Several action steps are identified to address these issues. Monitoring and evaluating current policy in relation to the ability of schools to deliver effective career education and guidance is one suggestion. Other suggestions are to increase the profile of career guidance in the wider community, and harnessing technology to maximize access and benefits of career guidance. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand