Category: Ensuring quality

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Apr2024
Canada is one of many countries where the career guidance sector is unregulated and not organized at a national level, with no universal application of consistent job titles, sector member definitions, or sector data tracking systems. Policymakers, employers, and the public know very little about the sector. Provincial and territorial ... Read More
April 27, 2024John McCarthy

01

Nov2022
The National Guidance Forum of Germany aims to promote the professional delivery of guidance in education, vocational training and employment sectors in Germany, to give stimulation for the (further)development of guidance services which meet the different needs of the users, to develop guidelines for quality and quality assurance of services and practices, and ... Read More
November 1, 2022John McCarthy

24

Jun2022
In 2009, CEDEFOP undertook landmark research Professionalising Career Guidance into the roles of career practitioners in EU Member States and into their initial and continuing training and qualifications. Based on the research findings, CEDEFOP proposed a competence framework for career practitioners while recognising that career practitioner roles were not homogenous between ... Read More
June 24, 2022John McCarthy

24

Jun2022
This succinct and comprehensive Briefing Note draws attention to the importance of career practitioner professionalism in career guidance delivery, to the need to continually redefine practitioner competences and occupational profiles in response to societal and technological changes, and consequently the need for continuing government investment in re-skilling and up-skilling of practitioners ... Read More
June 24, 2022John McCarthy

23

Jun2022
There are many things that the Scots get right at a policy level: the importance of youth engagement between ages 16 to 24 years in learning, work, and other societally productive activity; the need to provide additional career learning support to disadvantaged youth to enable them to visualise and plan ... Read More
June 23, 2022John McCarthy

23

Jun2022
هناك العديد من الأمور التي يفهمها الأسكتلنديون تماماً على مستوى السياسات: أهمية انخراط الشباب بين 16 و24 سنة بالتعلم والأنشطة الأخرى المُنتجة اجتماعياً، والحاجة الى تأمين دعم إضافي للتعليم المهني للشباب لجعلهم قادرين على تخطيط وتصور مستقبلهم في العمل والمجتمع، والحاجة الدائمة لمراجعة وتعديل سياسات وأنظمة الخدمات المهنية بالتشاور مع أصحاب ... Read More
June 23, 2022John McCarthy

23

Jun2022
تملك فنلندا واحداً من أفضل موارد أنظمة التوجيه المهني المدرسي حول العالم، حيث يُعتبر التعليم المهني جزءاً متكاملاً وإلزامياً من المنهج المدرسي، وتبلغ نسبة الطالب الى ممارس توجيه مهني المدرسي 350:1. بالتالي، من الطبيعي ان تملك مؤسسات التعليم العالي والمستمر في فنلندا (بما في ذلك التعليم والتدريب التقني والمهني TVET) معدلات ... Read More
June 23, 2022John McCarthy

23

Jun2022
In July 1966, the European Commission issued a Recommendation on Career Guidance to the then 6 Member States which highlighted in its first article the importance of annual monitoring and evaluation of career guidance services for young people and adults at national level. Such evaluation was intended to provide an evidence base to support the development of ... Read More
June 23, 2022John McCarthy

15

Jun2021
This handbook seeks to provide a state-of-the-art reference point for the field of career development. The handbook is divided into three sections. The first section explores the economic, educational, and public policy contexts within which careers are enacted. The second section explores the rich conceptual landscape of career theory. The ... Read More
June 15, 2021John McCarthy

12

Jun2021
The conference organisers are inviting submissions – by 14 July 2021 - from practitioners and researchers on how schools and communities can best prepare young people to succeed in work.For further details, please see the Call for Papers for practitioners and researchers.To submit a practice paper, sign up here and for submitting a research paper, please sign up here.Proposals ... Read More
June 12, 2021John McCarthy

12

Jun2021
On 27, 28 and 29 October 2021, OECD with ICCDPP will host a free online conference highlighting innovative research and practice focusing on how schools can prepare young people for their transitions through education into ultimate employment.The conference will begin with the presentation by Andreas Schleicher (OECD Director of Education and ... Read More
June 12, 2021John McCarthy

18

Mar2021
BACK TO BASICS  There has been lots of discussion over recent years about the relevance of different job classification systems and accompanying job descriptions. Some of this has spilled onto the provision of careers information.Job classification systems and accompanying job descriptions exist to provide objective and accurate definitions and evaluations of ... Read More
March 18, 2021John McCarthy

18

Dec2020
Data-driven guidance: new OECD work on teenage indicators of career readiness As the healthcare emergency becomes an employment crisis, it is more timely than ever to reflect on the effectiveness of career guidance interventions and ask what works and why.  This week the OECD publishes a new working paper and launches new ... Read More
December 18, 2020John McCarthy

03

Apr2020
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 ... Read More
April 3, 2020John McCarthy

08

Nov2017
Future European co-operation in the field of policies and systems for lifelong guidance and the use of ICT in guidance policies, systems and practices were some of the main concerns of the Estonian EU Presidency conference, held in Talliin at the end of September with an attendance in excess of ... Read More
November 8, 2017John McCarthy

13

Mar2017
Did you ever wonder why a country might benefit from having a national strategy for career guidance and what a national strategy for lifelong guidance might look like? In general, most countries have subsystems of career guidance in the education, training and employment sectors, that often are not connected to each ... Read More
March 13, 2017John McCarthy

27

Feb2017
The German BeQu-Concept – now available in English "Quality development in career guidance and counselling is an essential issue in lifelong guidance policy and systems development. Very few countries have statutory or binding quality standards and compulsory requirements for the qualification and competences of guidance and counselling professionals. With the funding ... Read More
February 27, 2017John McCarthy

22

Sep2016
See you all in Seoul! Please get on board our journey to Career Development: at the Crossroads of Relevance and Impact. The 8th ICCDPP International Symposium 2017 will be held in Seoul, Korea on 18 ~ 21 June 2017. Your country is most welcome to join us and share your thoughts and experiences ... Read More
September 22, 2016John McCarthy

15

Mar2016
This national strategy document has been prepared jointly by the Department of Employment and Learning and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland (part of the UK). It sets out the background to the development of the strategy; describes and analyses the social and economic context including the ongoing reforms of ... Read More
March 15, 2016John McCarthy

15

Mar2016
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 ... Read More
March 15, 2016John McCarthy

11

Dec2015
These EU Guidelines, produced by the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) provide an agreed reference framework on policies and systems for lifelong guidance across EU Member States. They aim to assist policy makers and policy developers to reflect in a systematic way on existing career guidance services and programmes ... Read More
December 11, 2015John McCarthy

11

Dec2015
The Resolution of the EU Council of Ministers (2008) on better integrating lifelong guidance into lifelong learning strategies prioritised the development of the quality assurance of guidance provision for the implementation of an active guidance policy within national lifelong learning strategies. It also asked Member States and the Commission to ... Read More
December 11, 2015John McCarthy

11

Dec2015
This report summarises the work of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) during the eight years of its existence. The network consisted of country teams of education and labour ministry officials or their representatives from over 30 European countries who met together and worked together along with international partner ... Read More
December 11, 2015John McCarthy

10

Sep2015
This 2011 publication by the Equality and Human Rights Commission looked at how equality and diversity policy issues were being treated in practice by careers services and schools in England. The Research Report examines: Young people’s attainment, choices and participation The role and influence of careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) Policy on CEIAG ... Read More
September 10, 2015John McCarthy

03

Jul2015
The National Audit Office, Finland, has just issued its report on the state and quality of the local cooperation network of guidance services as well as the activities of the steering ministries (Education and Culture; Employment and Economy) in reinforcing the prerequisites for guidance services. The report addresses: Clarifying the contents of ... Read More
July 3, 2015John McCarthy

23

May2015
This Resource Kit, developed by the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN), was designed to help policy-makers and other stakeholders in the European Union to review existing lifelong guidance provision within their country or region, and to identify issues requiring attention and gaps that need to be filled, drawing from ... Read More
May 23, 2015John McCarthy

10

Jan2015
Analytical paper European reference competence profile for PES and EURES counsellors (2014) (6) The role and function of the public employment services (PES) in EU Member States is in continuous development particularly in the context of the EU Employment Guidelines and of the role of the PES in achieving the goals ... Read More
January 10, 2015John McCarthy

10

Jan2015
These Guidelines (revised 2007) produced by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) of the USA address the following issues: Guidelines for Use of the Internet for the Delivery of Career Counselling and Career Planning Services Professional and Ethical Guidelines Related to the Use of the Internet for Job Posting and Searching Unacceptable Counselor ... Read More
January 10, 2015John McCarthy

10

Jan2015
These Guidelines (revised 2007) have been produced by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) in the USA. They address video content and production issues along with guidelines for users on how to select and use videos effectively. A simple career video evaluation form is provided. The Guidelines are aimed primarily at career ... Read More
January 10, 2015John McCarthy

16

Oct2014
ELGPN Resource Kit_2011-12_web This Resource Kit, produced by the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, is designed to help policy-makers and other stakeholders to review existing lifelong guidance provision within their country or region, and to identify issues requiring attention and gaps that need to be filled, drawing from practices in other ... Read More
October 16, 2014John McCarthy

31

Aug2011
This Decree signed by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Labour and Employment, the Minister for Higher Education and Research, the Minister for Education, Youth and Community Life, and the Minister for Vocational Training, sets out the procedures to be followed and conditions for any organisation or group of organisations ... Read More
August 31, 2011Tibor Kovacs

31

Aug2011
This Order sets down the quality criteria that career services provided by one or by a group of organisations must meet in order to obtain official recognition for the provision of such services and the right to display the logo that indicates such recognition. The criteria are grouped into three categories: 1. Criteria pertaining ... Read More
August 31, 2011Tibor Kovacs

30

Aug2011
This is a shortened version of a report on the work of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network from 2008-2010. It covers: career management skills, widening access to careers services, cooperation and coordination of stakeholders, quality assurance of services, and developing the evidence base for policies. The full report has ... Read More
August 30, 2011Tibor Kovacs

30

Aug2011
Ein Bericht über die Arbeit des Europäischen Netzwerks für eine Politik der lebensbegleitenden Beratung 2009–10 Inhalt Vorwort Danksagung 1 Überblick 2 ELGPN-Arbeitsprogramm 2009–10 3 Career Management Skills (WP1) 4 Erweiterung des Zugangs (WP2) 5 Mechanismen der Zusammenarbeit und Koordination (WP3) 6 Qualitätssicherung und Evidenz (WP4) 7 Beobachtung der EU-Politik (TG1) 8 EU-finanzierte Projekte: Synergien und Verbindungen mit Politik (TG2) 9 Evaluierung der ... Read More
August 30, 2011Tibor Kovacs

30

Aug2011
Ceci est la version abrégée du rapport (2008-10) préparé par le Réseau européen pour les politiques d’orientation tout au long de la vie (ELGPN), un réseau d’Etats membres ayant bénéficié de financements européens dans le cadre du programme d’apprentissage tout au long de la vie. Sommaire Avant-propos Remerciements 1 Vue d’ensemble 2 Programme de travail d’ELGPN 2009–10 3 ... Read More
August 30, 2011Tibor Kovacs

29

Aug2011
This Cedefop 2011 publication examines progress by EU Member States in implementing the priority action areas of the 2008 European Council Resolution on Lifelong Guidance. These areas are: expanding access to careers services, the teaching and learning of career management skills, assuring the quality of career services, developing the evidence ... Read More
August 29, 2011Tibor Kovacs

29

Aug2011
This is the full report of the work of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) 2009-10 in a very readable format as presented by the representatives of the EU Member States, and edited by Dr Vuorinen and Dr Watts. It describes the structures and processes of the ELGPN  and ... Read More
August 29, 2011Tibor Kovacs

07

Apr2011
This paper was prepared in 2010 for the Career Development Services work group of the Forum for Labour Market Ministers. It provides a snapshot of current practice in quality assurance in Canada among government funded career and employment agencies, third party providers contracted by government, and large community based service ... Read More
April 7, 2011Tibor Kovacs

28

Jul2009
The Climbing Frame is an electronic tool developed by Unionlearn, an organisation established by the Trades Union Congress in the UK to help Union Learning Representatives to promote lifelong learning in the workplace and to assist members to access learning opportunities. The Matrix Standard is a unique quality standard to support ... Read More
July 28, 2009Tibor Kovacs

27

May2009
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 ... Read More
May 27, 2009Tibor Kovacs

27

May2009
This is an example of a ministry inspection of the provision of career guidance of one second-level school in Ireland. It presents the findings of the evaluation and makes recommendations for the further development of guidance provision in the school. It shows the nature and condition of the linkages between ... Read More
May 27, 2009Tibor Kovacs

21

May2009
This is the contribution of ESTYN, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, to a review of careers services undertaken in the context of the Welsh Assembly Government's Action Plan "Skills that Work for Wales". The review was to determine how Careers Wales was in a position to ... Read More
May 21, 2009Tibor Kovacs

06

May2009
La guida practica è un documento realizzato dalla Commissione Europea e dall'OCSE per rispondere alla continua evoluzione delle politiche dell'instruzione, della formazione e dell'occupazione. L'obiettivo della guida è di aiutare i decisori dei Paesi dell'OCSE e dell'Unione Europea ad elaborare politiche efficaci di orientamento professionale nel campo dell'instruzione, della formazione e ... Read More
May 6, 2009Tibor Kovacs

04

May2009
Ce rapport, redigé par Prof Ronald Sultana pour le CEDEFOP en 2007/8, fait le bilan des progrés accomplis par les pays européens dans la mise en oeuvre des priorités définies par la résolution du Conseil Education de mai 2004 concernant l'orientation tout au long de la vie. Ces priorités sont: mettre ... Read More
May 4, 2009Tibor Kovacs

15

Feb2009
In 2002 at the request of the European Commission, the ETF began information on policies for career guidance in 11 countries in the process of accession or who had candidate status to entry to the European Union. This is the first synthesis report produced by the ETF. The data collected focused ... Read More
February 15, 2009Tibor Kovacs

15

Feb2009
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 ... Read More
February 15, 2009Tibor Kovacs

10

Feb2009
This is a joint strategy and implementation plan for career guidance services in Northern Ireland of two government ministries/ the Department of Education and the Department for Employment and Learning. Based on extensive consultation exercises on its proposals of 2007, the document outlines a new comprehensive strategy for the delivery ... Read More
February 10, 2009Tibor Kovacs

10

Feb2009
This is the German translation of the Council of Education Ministers' Resolution (2008) on better integrating lifelong guidance into lifelong learning strategies. It defines 4 key axes of action for the reform of guidance services in Member States: Förderung der Fähigkeit zur Planung der beruflichen Laufbahn in jedem Lebensabschnitt; Erleichterung des Zugangs aller Bürger ... Read More
February 10, 2009Tibor Kovacs

10

Feb2009
This is the Danish translation of the European Council of Education Ministers' Resolution (2008) on better integrating lifelong guidance in strategies for lifelong learning. The Resolution defined four key areas/axes to guide national reforms of policies and systems: fremme af evnen til selv at orientere sig gennem hele livet lettelse af adgangen ... Read More
February 10, 2009Tibor Kovacs

05

Feb2009
This November 2008 Resolution of the EU Council of Ministers is an instrument to assist Member States to implement reform of career guidance services within their national strategies for lifelong learning. It highlights four areas for reform: Encouraging the acquisition of career management skills Facilitating access to guidance services by all sections ... Read More
February 5, 2009Tibor Kovacs