ERIC Number: ED469698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
OECD Review of Career Guidance Policies. Germany: Country Note.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Germany's career guidance system and policies were evaluated. Data were collected through meetings with policymakers and guidance practitioners in the public and private sectors, an analysis of data from a national questionnaire, and a review of pertinent documentation. The evaluation focused on the following areas: reviewing the role of Germany's Federal Employment Service; strengthening guidance within educational institutions; extending services for employed adults; quality assuring the private sector; strengthening professional standards; and exploring ways of extending collaboration and leadership. Key strengths of Germany's career guidance system were as follows: the all-age guidance system provided by the Federal Employment Service; extensive access to high-quality information; the strong formally defined partnerships between the Federal Employment Service and educational institutions; and the strong partnerships between educational institutions and the world of work. The following potential weaknesses of the system were identified: somewhat bureaucratic guidance structures that may not always attend adequately to individuals' needs; the relative lack of attention to self-awareness and career management skills; the limited level of professional training and professional association support for many guidance practitioners; and the lack of quality standards and quality assurance mechanisms. The following items are appended: a list of review team members; the review visit schedule; and a summary of suggestions and recommendations. (Contains 21 footnotes.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Programs, Agency Role, Career Education, Career Guidance, Change Strategies, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employment Services, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Integrated Services, Interviews, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Public Policy, Public Sector, Quality Control, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Standard Setting, Strategic Planning, Universities
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00031000/M00031986.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Germany