ERIC Number: ED449369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Guidance: A Sectoral Analysis. NICEC Project Report.
Watts, A. G.; Sadler, Jackie
This report reviews the structure of the guidance field and provides a sector-by-sector analysis of current quality assurance arrangements in the United Kingdom. Part 1 presents an outline of the guidance sector, including some key concepts, structures, and roles. It defines guidance and other terms; discusses the three main categories (education/training-based, employment-based, and independent guidance); describes representative bodies in the guidance sector; addresses two current structural changes (Connexions Service and the Learning and Skills Council); analyzes strengths of, weaknesses of, opportunities for, and threats facing the guidance sector; and discusses two key issues in the guidance sector (harmonization and funding). Part 2 provides a sector-by-sector analysis of current quality assurance arrangements. It discusses principles underpinning good quality guidance and development of Guidance Council Quality Standards (GCQS). Existing quality standards of schools; further education; higher education; training provision; employment-based guidance provision; Career Services; Employment Service; local authority provision; community-based provision; private sector guidance and employment agencies; partnership arrangements; Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland; and the wider international context are analyzed with a view toward using GCQS outside the adult guidance sector. Appendixes include 22 references and glossary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Programs, Definitions, Developed Nations, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Services, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Training, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Quality Control, Standards
National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge, CB3 0AX; Tel: 01223 460277; Fax: 01223 311708; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.crac.org.uk.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Guidance Accreditation Board, Birmingham (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).; Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom