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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    دليل الارشاد المهني لصانعي القرار
By iccdppadm @ 8:15 PM :: 9256 Views :: 1 Comments :: :: Career Development, Public Policy, Co-ordination and Leadership, OECD, Africa, Middle East, European Commission (EC), Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya
إن هذا الكتيب عبارة عن إحدى المطبوعات المشتركة بين المفوضية الأوربية والـ OECD. يهدف هذا الكتيب إلى إطلاع صناع السياسات في أي دولة على كيفية اتخاذ قرارات حول أفضل الاستراتيجيات لسياسات التوجيه المهني في بلادهم في قطاعات التعليم والتوظيف والمجتمع.
يقسم الجزء الأساسي من الكتيب إلى أربع عشرة فكرة رئيسية للسياسات تم ترتيب كل منها في أربع محاور هي:
+ تطوير التوجيه المهني لليافعين.
+ تطوير التوجيه المهني للبالغين.
+ تطوير آلية الحصول على التوجيه المهني.
+ تطوير سياسات وأنظمة التوجيه المهني.
تم العمل في كل فكرة رئيسية للسياسات على النقاط التالية:
= قضايا ومواضيع رئيسية بحاجة إلى الدراسة والمناقشة.
= الأسئلة التي يجب على صناع السياسات أن يأخذوها بالاعتبار بالنسبة لتلك القضايا.
= الخيارات التي يجب أن يعتمدها صناع السياسات لتطوير تلك السياسات.
= بعض الأمثلة عن الاستجابات الفعالة.
تم تحرير هذا الكتيب عام 2004 من قبل كل من /ريتشارد سويت Richard Sweet/ من OCED و /جون مكارثي John McCarthy/ من المفوضية الأوروبية ، انطلاقاً من أعمال كل من البروفسور /رونالد سلطانة Ronald Sultana/ و البروفسور /طوني واتس Tony Watts/ .
يمثل هذا الكتيب مقالا ً للعاملين في المفوضية الأوروبية.
تم إنجاز الترجمة إلى اللغة العربية من قبل مؤسسة قطر. وتم تحرير النسخة العربية من قبل الدكتور أبو بكر بدوي (مصر).

This handbook is a joint publication of the European Commission and of the OECD. Its aim is to inform policy makers in any country to decide on the most appropriate strategies for policies for career guidance in their countries in the education, employment and community sectors. The main part of the handbook is divided into 14 policy themes, organised in 4 sections:
+ Improving career guidance for young people
+ improving career guidance for adults
+ Improving access to career guidance
+ Improving policies and systems for career guidance.

Each policy theme is addressed as follows:
=Key problems/issues that need to be considered
=Questions that policymakers should ask in addressing those issues
=Options that policymakers can adopt to improve policies
=Some examples of effective responses.

The handbook was co-edited in 2004 by Richard Sweet, OECD, and John McCarthy, European Commission, based on material prepared by Prof Ronald Sultana and Prof Tony Watts. It is a staff working paper of the European Commission.

The Arabic translation of the Handbook was kindly facilitated by the Qatar Foundation. The editing of the Arabic version was kindly undertaken by Dr Aboubakr Badawi (Egypt).

This summary was translated by Dr Neruda Barakat, Skills and Career Centre, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Career Guidance Policies: Global Dynamics, Local Resonances
By iccdppadm @ 6:35 AM :: 16670 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 :: 19655 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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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Career Guidance: A Resource Handbook for Low and Middle Income Countries
By iccdppadm @ 1:58 AM :: 12953 Views :: 3 Comments :: :: Developing Countries, Americas, South Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Co-ordination and Leadership

The dual purpose of this ILO (International Labour Organisation) Handbook is: (1) to focus the attention of policy-makers and programme administrators in low- and middle-income countries upon the core issues in the reform of career guidance services in those countries; and (2) to provide programme planners and practitioners at the national and local levels with a wide variety of country examples and practical career guidance tools to use as models for possible adaptation and use. The Handbook is divided into two parts to address each of these objectives.

Part I first reviews current international trends in career guidance in high-income countries and comments on the relevance of these trends in low- and middle-income countries. Second, a framework is presented of six key elements to be taken into account in the development of a career guidance system. These elements are: (1) understanding the country context; (2) development of career information; (3) promotion of work choice, search and maintenance skills development; (4) organization of service delivery; (5) staff development to support service delivery; and (6) improvement of governance and coordination. Third, the Handbook integrates a number of illustrative country practices into the discussion of each of the six key elements. These practices also stand on their own as applicable lessons in real-life solutions to public policy challenges.

Part II of the Handbook indicates specific career guidance Internet web sites. These comprise:

(1) an inventory of career guidance tools and resources available on the Internet from a variety of high-, middle- and low-income countries; and (2) more general references, such as international competency standards for career guidance professionals and standards for career information development. Career guidance information and skills development tools on the Internet have proliferated in the last ten years, and the accessibility to this information by an international audience provides a window on current practices worldwide.

Particular attention is given to including resources currently in use in low- and middle-income countries

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Career Guidance, Migration, Labour Market Efficiency, and the Quality of Vocational Training: Is there a link?
By iccdppadm @ 7:08 AM :: 16929 Views :: 27 Comments :: :: Public Policy, Developing Countries, Europe, Africa, Middle East
This is the presentation of Dr Aboubakr Abdeen Badawi of Eygpt made at the CSEND Dialogue Forum in Geneva, July 2008.

The presentation explored how career guidance can support education, training and employment policies that address the  the hot economic and social issues faced by Middle East and North African (MENA ) and European countries. The objectives of the presentation were to:

􀂃 Shed light on Career Guidance’s links with Human Resource Development

(HRD) issues in the Middle Eastern and North African region (MENA);

􀂃 Discuss the possible role of career guidance in supporting development

strategies in the MENA region;

􀂃 Define a forward looking role of MENA governments in introducing career



Identify possible support for such developmental objectives
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