ERIC Number: ED469700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
OECD Review of Career Guidance Policies. Netherlands: Country Note.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The Netherlands' career guidance system and policies were evaluated. Data were collected through meetings with policymakers and guidance practitioners in the public and private sectors, analysis of data from a national questionnaire, and a review of pertinent documentation. The evaluation focused on the following areas: markets and the role of government; guidance within the education system; the system's "reintegration" structure; the wider role of the country's centers for work and income; stimulating the market; quality assurance; and strategic coordination and leadership. The following were among the Dutch career guidance system's identified potential strengths: the extent and quality of the labor market information and consumer information for use in guidance; the vocational education system's formal affirmation of the central importance of students' career paths; the emergent market in career guidance and information; and the network of centers for work and income. The system's potential weaknesses were said to include the limited attention attached to career guidance within the general education part of the education system and the lack of a true systems approach, accountability, monitoring, quality assurance, and clarity regarding government's role within a decentralized, "marketized" system. The following items are appended: a list of review team members; the review visit schedule; and a summary of suggestions and recommendations. (Contains 26 footnotes.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employment Services, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Information Networks, Integrated Services, Interviews, Labor Market, Leadership, Marketing, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Public Sector, Quality Control, Secondary Education, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Universities, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00031000/M00031105.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands