ERIC Number: ED469697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
OECD Review of Career Guidance Policies. Denmark: Country Note.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Denmark's career guidance system and policies were evaluated. The review team met with policymakers and guidance practitioners in the public and private sectors, analyzed data from a national questionnaire, and reviewed pertinent documentation. The evaluation focused on the following areas: coordinating mechanisms; the role of Denmark's National Council for Educational and Vocational Guidance (RUE); professional development; quality assurance; information provision; and the feedback role of guidance. Key strengths of Denmark's career guidance system were as follows: the wide range of career guidance services offered; the system's decentralized structure, which produces a rich diversity of practice with strong local ownership of services provided; RUE's potential mechanisms for coordination with the regional guidance committees in consultation with relevant partners; and its youth follow-up system and range of "taster" courses. Potential weaknesses included the following: basing the main guidance services within sectors; the fact that large numbers of people, notably adults who are neither unemployed nor enrolled in educational courses, lack access to services; the system's comparatively weak professionalization; and its lack of effective quality assurance procedures. The following items are appended: a list of review team members; the review visit schedule; and a summary of suggestions and recommendations. (Contains 27 footnotes.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Programs, Career Education, Career Guidance, Change Strategies, Community Programs, Coordination, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Delivery Systems, Educational Policy, Employment Services, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Interviews, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Public Policy, Public Sector, Quality Control, Regional Planning, Secondary Education, 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: Denmark