Guidance Policies: The Trojan Horse

Plant, Peter
May 2005
International Journal for Educational & Vocational Guidance;May2005, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p101
Academic Journal
Guidance policies are often formulated in general terms. The recent European Union Resolution on Lifelong Guidance, for example, runs along two main lines. One line pursues the policy goal of creating a more inclusive society with active citizens. The other line pursues global competitiveness. These two pursuits may seem to present conflicting policy goals. The dilemmas that guidance practitioners encounter in this context are typically for individual guidance practitioners to resolve on their own. This article points to some of the issues at stake in terms of policy-making against social exclusion, and it suggests three possible guidance strategies: solving, preventing and coping.


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