INNOVATION: CAREER EXPLORATION THROUGH THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR STUDENTS AGED 15-16 YEARS The Department of Education in Ireland has a unique one-year school programme that bridges the gap between junior and senior cycle education, known as the Transition Year Programme (TYP). It represents a radical systems experiment whereby one whole year in the middle ...
September 12, 2023John McCarthy
The Department of Education, Ireland, has just published a Consultation Paper on a national framework for lifelong guidance provision. It provides a brief overview of existing career guidance provision, a rationale for a national lifelong system, a vision for a high functioning system, some guiding principles, and four strategic pillars. It offers readers ...
January 19, 2023John McCarthy
The provision of career guidance/learning in schools in many countries has been impacted by COVID-19. Schools and career practitioners have had to adapt to providing online support for students. These Guidelines just published by the Department of Education and Skills (Ireland) provide advice to guidance counsellors on how to manage ...
April 3, 2020John McCarthy
There are several higher education institutions in Ireland that provide training programmes for guidance practitioners, particularly for practitioners who work in schools and in the national adult educational guidance initiative. Such practitioners are employed through public funding from the Department of Education and Skills. In order to bring some coherence ...
March 15, 2016John McCarthy
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 ...
May 27, 2009Tibor Kovacs
This Competency Framework for Guidance Practitioners, developed by a sub-committee of the National Guidance Forum, is designed to inform the trainers and training of guidance practioners in order to provide practitioners with the competences to assist citizens to acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to manage their learning and work (see National Lifelong Guidance ...
This Report covers the first two years' work of the National Guidance Forum of Ireland that was established in 2004. It explains the background and work methods of the Forum and provides an overview of relevant research that informed its deliberations and conclusions/recommendations. The Report sets out: a framework of the knowledge, ...
This Background Scoping Report describes existing career guidance services for citizens in Ireland and also identifies groups of the population in Ireland for whom no guidance services are currently provided. The Scoping Report was developed by a sub-committee of the National Guidance Forum of Ireland. The Report informed the proposals of the National ...
This study was commissioned by the National Guidance Forum of Ireland in 2006 to ascertain the views and experiences of citizens on their experiences of the guidance services that were available to them. Such information as gathered from users and potential users informed the recommendations of the National Guidance Forum ...
This report was developed by a sub-committee of the National Guidance Forum. It is designed to support the effective implementation of lifelong guidance policies and services. Quality Guidelines are formulated as a Code of Principles, general in nature and incremental in application. Guidelines are also provided for the evaluation of ...
This well constructed study and report had several aims: To establish users' preferences for and usage of different careers information types and sources To catalogue existing careers information resources To assess both guidance practitioners' and the general public's knowledge of labour market information To determine the best means to reach different population target groups To make ...