An emerging interest in group guidance, collective forms, and integrative approaches is evident in Denmark and serves to contest a conventional individualistic mode of delivery. The latter being criticised for being both resource heavy and in risk of contributing to feelings of failure in those who are less successful with educational outcomes or employment. By showing how guidance activities can develop within the community generally, the book puts forward a decentred perspective. Career guidance is not an objective in itself; it is a means to support a person's participation in the economic society through education and work. The author shows how the participants in career guidance modify and change practice, thereby creating new possibilities for themselves and each other.
Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries explores what kind of context the Nordic region offers for the pursuit of career, how the development of careers are supported and how career guidance is enacted in this context.
This widely acclaimed text demonstrates the application of developmental approaches to career guidance and counseling for children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of settings, including schools, businesses, and community agencies.
The career development sector is continually evolving in line with changes in society, technology and the needs of clients. Maintaining and developing the skills and knowledge to practise effectively in any part of the sector is a cornerstone of professional practice. Yet in straitened times, the funding and time to undertake Continuous Professional Development can be difficult to find. This unique handbook contextualises CPD for the sector, examines why it is important and to whom, offers practical insights on practitioner research and reflective practice and then provides a wealth of information on the many ways in which CPD can be undertaken by both those who are employed and self-employed. With many practical activities, reflection points and case studies throughout, readers will be able to identify their own needs and develop CPD solutions that will support them in developing skills and knowledge to further enhance their own practice. For practitioners who want to own and direct their professional development, this is a must-read guide.
This is the first book to cover theory, policy and practice in all sectors of careers education and guidance provision. It is an essential text for students in initial training, those engaged in in-service and higher degree work.
Challenges and Future Outlook : Follow-up to the Commission Memorandum on Vocational Training in the European Community in the 1990s
Author: Commission of the European Communities. Task Force Human Resources, Education, Training, and Youth
Category: Career education
This document contains a summary of the European Community (EC) Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth's reactions to a 1991 memorandum on vocational training in the EC in the 1990s. The memorandum was issued by the Commission of the European Communities to initiate broad debate within and among EC member nations. A third-party analysis of EC members' responses to the memorandum is also provided. Included in the summary of task force observations are the following: summary of the process of discussing/debating the memorandum within and among the individual EC member nations, discussion of fundamental themes emerging from the debate, list of points of consensus among individual EC members, and possible courses of action emerging from the debate. The report of the third-party analysis, which constitutes the majority of the document, explains the method used to conduct the analysis and identifies issues in vocational training and EC members' procedures regarding anticipating needs, responding to new needs, planning/delivering initial and continuing training, assuming responsibility for vocational training at the national level, providing access, and meeting expectations. Appended are a list of the documents examined and the analytical grid of national contributions that was used to conduct the analysis. (MN)