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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Career Guidance Policies: Global Dynamics, Local Resonances
By iccdppadm @ 6:35 AM :: 16591 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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Sunday, February 15, 2009
Career guidance in the Mediterranean region - comparative analyses by RG Sultana and AG Watts
By iccdppadm @ 3:37 AM :: 19617 Views :: 19 Comments :: :: Public Policy, Developing Countries, Expanding Access to Guidance, Training and Qualifications, Co-ordination and Leadership, Ensuring Quality, Assessing Effectiveness, Africa, Middle East, European Training Foundation (ETF), Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine: West Bank and Gaza Strip, Egypt, Israel, Algeria, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia

An examination of policies for career guidance was one component of a European Union programme (MEDA-ETE) being implemented by the European Training Foundation to support education and training for employment in the Mediterranean region. It involved 10 Mediterranean countries. The research on career guidance policies produced country reports on which this comparative analysis is based. The report covers:

  • the socio-economic context
  • the drivers for change
  • current provision
  • policy issues
  • ways forward.

It also presents country profiles and comparative statistics.

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