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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Professionalisierung der Laufbahnberatung
By iccdppadm @ 4:54 PM :: 7091 Views :: 2 Comments :: :: Training and Qualifications, European Union (EU), CEDEFOP, EU, Germany, Austria
Im vorliegenden Bericht werden die Ergebnisse einer europaweiten Studie
vorgestellt, die zwei Ziele verfolgte:
• Erfassung von Trends und Mustern in der Ausbildung von Laufbahnberatern;
• Erarbeitung eines gemeinsamen Kompetenzrahmens für Laufbahnberater in
der Europäischen Union (EU).
Die Abschnitte 1 bis 4 haben vorhandene Ausbildungs- und Qualifikationssysteme für Laufbahnberater in Europa zum Gegenstand. Untersucht werden die im Wandel begriffene Beratungslandschaft, nationale Ausbildungssysteme und
aufkommende Trends. Abschnitt 3 behandelt verschiedene Fragen, die bei der Entwicklung von Ausbildungsangeboten für Laufbahnberater zu berücksichtigen sind. In den Fallstudien in Abschnitt 4 werden die jüngsten Entwicklungen in
sechs Ländern näher beleuchtet.
Thema der Abschnitte 5 bis 7 ist der Kompetenzrahmen für Laufbahnberater. Es geht um den Begriff „Kompetenz“, den Aufbau des Kompetenzrahmens und Anwendungsempfehlungen. In Abschnitt 8 werden mögliche Vorgehensweisen sondiert und die beiden Projektkomponenten zusammengeführt; dabei werden aktuelle Probleme und vorgeschlagene Ausbildungsmaßnahmen den empfohlenen Verwendungszwecken des Kompetenzrahmens gegenübergestellt.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
By iccdppadm @ 4:43 PM :: 8095 Views :: 9 Comments :: :: Training and Qualifications, European Union (EU), CEDEFOP, EU
This 2009 report, commissioned by CEDEFOP, presents the findings from a Europe-wide study with the following aims:
• to review trends and patterns in training provision for career guidance practitioners;
• to develop a common competence framework for career guidance practitioners in the
European Union (EU).
Sections 1 to 4 review current training and qualification systems for career guidance practitioners in Europe. These sections explore the current and changing context of career guidance services, national training systems and emerging trends across Europe. Section 4 contains case studies which explore, in some depth, recent developments in six countries.
Sections 5 to 7 focus on the competence framework of career guidance practitioners. They explore the concept of competence, the design of the competence framework and suggestions for its use. Section 8 explores ways of moving forward, and links the two strands of the study by relating current and proposed training issues to proposed uses of the
competence framework.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Lifelong Learning and Securing Career Paths: Proceedings of EU Presidency Conference Nov 2008
By iccdppadm @ 5:40 AM :: 15557 Views :: 28 Comments :: :: Career Development, Guidance for Unemployed Adults, Guidance for Employed Adults, Guidance for Older Adults, Guidance for Disadvantaged Groups, Co-ordination and Leadership, European Commission (EC), EU, Expanding Access to Guidance

This publication is a summary of the proceedings of a French Presidency of the EU conference supported by the European Commission's Directorates for Education and for Employment. The conference aimed to identify the challenges, to set out common findings, and to outline measures taken to make lifelong learning more effective. Lifelong learning was seen as at the heart of the flexicurity principle.

As you will see from the proceedings, most of the time was devoted to issues concerning initial and continuing vocational training: access by SMEs, by older, disabled, migrant, unskilled; employer or employee led;  partnerships, motivation; costs and benefits.

The importance of career guidance and counselling was underlined by Heléne Clark, director of the EC's DG for Education, and was also underlined in the French Secretary of State for Employment's discourse on training system reform.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Looking at Guidance: a Report of the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Science, Ireland
By iccdppadm @ 12:54 AM :: 14507 Views :: 11 Comments :: :: Guidance in Schools and Training, Ensuring Quality, Assessing Effectiveness, EU, Ireland

Looking at Guidance is a report of the Guidance Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Science, Ireland. It consists of an analysis the findings of fifty-five reports on inspections of Guidance in second-level schools carried out from September 2006 to May 2007. The report comments on the quality of provision and whole-school support for Guidance, the quality of planning and preparation, the quality of teaching and learning, and the quality of assessment. The reports also draws on the outcomes of a questionnaire administered to over 1,100 students in the schools where inspections took place. The report discusses features of good practice and concerns identified in the inspections of Guidance.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Career Guidance Policies: Global Dynamics, Local Resonances
By iccdppadm @ 6:35 AM :: 16468 Views :: 5 Comments :: :: Career Development, Public Policy, Developing Countries, Co-ordination and Leadership, Africa, Middle East, EU, Palestine: West Bank and Gaza Strip, Egypt

This Occasional Paper, prepared by Prof Ronald Sultana for iCeGS, UK, in 2008, assesses the dynamics of international policy learning (policy lending and policy borrowing), its possible motives, and key mechanisms by which transfers of learning take place. It raises questions regarding the value and limitations of deterritorialised policy exchange, noting that career guidance practice is firmly rooted in a particular complex of values and meanings that are entwined in the social and economic environment of each country and region.

The author draws on his work experiences in Malta, Palestine and Egypt, to illustrate the way transnational and globalised agendas are reconfigured and reinterpreted at the local level.

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Friday, January 23, 2009
Developing Skills for Career Management (Unit 13)
By iccdppadm @ 9:09 AM :: 12103 Views :: 10 Comments :: :: Guidance in Schools and Training, Guidance in Tertiary Education, United Kingdom, EU

The acquisition and development of career management skills has become an EU policy priority in the field of education and training as evidenced in the Council of Education Ministers' Resolutions on lifelong guidance (2004, 2008). This atttached extract from the UK's Qualifications and Curriculum Authority provided by outlines the

-learning objectives

-possible teaching activities

-learning outcomes

for use with 17 to 19 year olds in learning settings in England.

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Friday, January 23, 2009
Quality Standards for Young People's Information, Advice and Guidance
By iccdppadm @ 8:42 AM :: 9689 Views :: 5 Comments :: :: Guidance in Schools and Training, Guidance in Tertiary Education, Guidance for Young People at Risk, Ensuring Quality, Assessing Effectiveness, United Kingdom, EU

This publication (2007) of the Department for Schools, Children and Families of the United Kingdom sets out a framework for the planning, managing and reviewing of information, advice and guidance services for young people aged 11 to 19 years. The 12 standards were developed through a lengthy consultation process and their operation tested in the north west of England. They represent a set of recommendations to to all local authorities (municipalities) and guidance and learning providers working in a coordinated way at local level.

12 standards are presented together with evidence indicators.

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Friday, January 23, 2009
Careers Scotland Quality Standards, Impact Measures, and Evidence of Standards Being Met (2007)
By iccdppadm @ 7:49 AM :: 9175 Views :: 2 Comments :: :: Ensuring Quality, Assessing Effectiveness, United Kingdom, EU

This briefing document outlines key features of Careers Scotland's (now part of Skills Development Scotland) Quality Asurance Framework for its services and products. It describes:

-outcomes for individuals

-service delivery standards

-guidance standards.

It provides for measures of impact on individuals at four levels of evidence:





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Friday, January 23, 2009
Réflexions sur un service public d'orientation tout au long de la vie en France: contribution de AFPA
By iccdppadm @ 6:33 AM :: 10700 Views :: 2 Comments :: :: Guidance for Unemployed Adults, Guidance for Employed Adults, Guidance for Older Adults, Expanding Access to Guidance, Guidance for Disadvantaged Groups, EU, France

AFPA is the state institution in France charged with the vocational training of adults. It is unique in Europe and beyond in that it provides a professional career guidance service to trainees prior to course entry, during training and at exit. AFPA's course completion and qualifications rates are very impressive and taking into account that the people who attend their training often suffer multiple barriers to learning.

This document developed  in the last quarter of 2008 is AFPA's contribution to an ongoing debate in France about the future organisation and management of career guidance services for all of the population. It identifies some of the key issues from an AFPA perspective, describes good practices developed by its dedicated guidance services and support unit (INOIP), and  feedback from its users.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Examining the Impact and Value of EGSA to the North of Ireland Economy
By iccdppadm @ 1:07 AM :: 13367 Views :: 6 Comments :: :: Public Policy, Guidance for Unemployed Adults, Guidance for Employed Adults, Guidance for Older Adults, Funding Career Guidance, Assessing Effectiveness, United Kingdom, EU

This study, commissioned by the Educational Guidance Service for Adults (EGSA) in Northern Ireland (NI), attempts to capture the current return to the economy of the investment in career/educational guidance services provided to the adult population by EGSA.(EGSA has been in existence in Northern Ireland for 40 years). This report explores EGSA and the services it provides. The research results clearly show the significant positive contribution that EGSA makes to Northern Ireland both in terms of labour market outcomes and economic impact. EGSA's headline annual economic contribution is estimated to be:

Labour market outcomes:

  • 580 clients progressing in work/being promoted

• 270 clients not being promoted but having higher productivity due to enrolling on a course

• 20 clients from full-time education starting a new job

• 770 clients not in employment or full-time education starting a new job.

Economic impact:

  • 800 more people in employment, contributing £26m in wages and profits (GVA) and £12m in net tax revenue (sum of income tax, national insurance, corporation tax and social security benefits saved). This translates into £9.02 net additional tax revenue for every £1 of public money invested in guidance services today. In terms of relativities to NI aggregates, the economic impact equates to 0.10% of both NI total employment and GVA.

One of the key targets of the Programme for Government, which the authors can relate to EGSA impacts, is the target for raising NI’s overall employment rate by 5% (by 2020). If EGSA’s current contribution is maintained, EGSA will contribute to assisting 1 in 10 people into employment of the overall additional jobs needed to meet the employment rate target.


The labour market and economic returns are based on the assumption of EGSA's current annual 10,000 interventions (combination of individual clients and persons assisted by advocates to EGSA) and the current economic activity status of clients since the Client Relationship Management Information System was set up in 2006.  The authors point out that the analysis and scenarios used in the study have been based on the response rates to EGSA's tracking process of which returns have been around 10%.  Actual outcomes may be higher than what has been measured.

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