ERIC Number: ED469696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
OECD Review of Career Guidance Policies. Australia: Country Note.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Australia's career guidance system and policies were evaluated. The review team met with policymakers and guidance practitioners in four states and at the national level, conducted site visits to various career guidance providers in the public and private sectors, analyzed data from a national questionnaire, and reviewed pertinent documentation. The evaluation focused on the following areas: career guidance and vocational education/transition programs in schools; tertiary education; services for adults; professional standards; and strategic coordination and leadership. The strengths of the Australian career guidance system included the substantial efforts being made to strengthen the vocational elements within the school curriculum and support young people's initial transition from school; the attention being given to forging pathways and partnerships across the traditional boundaries between education, training, and employment; and the growing recognition of the value of national career education initiatives. Potential weaknesses included the focus on supporting initial transitions at the expense of attention to subsequent transitions and focusing services for adults on remedial activities rather than taking a proactive approach to helping all individuals manage labor market shifts and changes. The following items are appended: a list of review team members; the review visit schedule; and a summary of suggestions and recommendations. (Contains 40 footnotes.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Career Education, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Coordination, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Delivery Systems, Educational Policy, Employment Services, Foreign Countries, Integrated Services, Interviews, Leadership, National Programs, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Public Policy, Public Sector, Secondary Education, State Programs, Strategic Planning, Universities
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00033000/M00033399.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Australia