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ERIC Number: EJ1093455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Twenty-Five Years After--Rebuilding the Lifelong Learning System in the Czech and Slovak Republic: Progress, Challenges and Lessons Learnt from a Narrative Research
Sprlak, Tomas
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n2 p198-209 2016
The lifelong learning system in the Czech Republic and Slovakia share some common traits: traditional model with the dominant role of the initial education, low participation rates, lack of incentives and fragmentation. The results of the narrative research on 15 low-skilled persons demonstrated that negative attitudes towards education are often based on negative experiences of initial education, which is seen as "pure formality" disconnected from career prospects or "real skills". There is very little knowledge among the low-skilled about the possibilities to engage in lifelong learning or in guidance which is often perceived as an expert psychological assessment. There are several implications for the further development of the lifelong guidance system: development of a system of accessible career guidance that goes beyond psychological assessment and takes into account identity-related issues, showing the connection between learning and career development, development of alternative pathways to qualification (recognition of prior learning) and supporting the development of career management skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Slovakia
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