Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621563
Title:
The Saudi experiment with career guidance
Authors:
Hooley, Tristram ( 0000-0002-1453-4535 )
Abstract:
Saudi Arabia has recently embarked on an ambitious experiment with career guidance. The country has identified that career guidance offers a range of potential cultural, educational and economic benefits. These include supporting the Saudisation of the workforce, the development of the vocational education system and the engagement of the Saudi ‘youth bulge’ in the labour market and wider society. However, the country has a weak tradition of career guidance and a need to develop new policies and systems rapidly. The Saudi Ministry of Labour has driven the development of the country’s new career guidance system and has sought to learn from global best practice. However, Saudi Arabia offers a very different context from those where career guidance has flourished. Particularly distinctive features of Saudi society include its limited civil society, the central role that religion plays, the place of women, the role of oil within the economy and the high level of migrant workers in the labour market. Taken together these issues offer challenges of culture, theory, policy and practice. Negotiating these challenges and building an organic body of theory and practice will be critical to the success or otherwise of the Saudi experiment with career guidance.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Hooley, T. (2017). The Saudi experiment with career guidance. In Sultana, R. Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning Across the Mediterranean. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp.283-300.
Publisher:
Sense Publishing
Issue Date:
Apr-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621563
Additional Links:
https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/comparative-and-international-education-a-diversity-of-voices/career-guidance-and-livelihood-planning-across-the-mediterranean/
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9789463009904; 9789463009911
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHooley, Tristramen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-25T14:18:59Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-25T14:18:59Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-
dc.identifier.citationHooley, T. (2017). The Saudi experiment with career guidance. In Sultana, R. Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning Across the Mediterranean. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp.283-300.en
dc.identifier.isbn9789463009904-
dc.identifier.isbn9789463009911-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621563-
dc.description.abstractSaudi Arabia has recently embarked on an ambitious experiment with career guidance. The country has identified that career guidance offers a range of potential cultural, educational and economic benefits. These include supporting the Saudisation of the workforce, the development of the vocational education system and the engagement of the Saudi ‘youth bulge’ in the labour market and wider society. However, the country has a weak tradition of career guidance and a need to develop new policies and systems rapidly. The Saudi Ministry of Labour has driven the development of the country’s new career guidance system and has sought to learn from global best practice. However, Saudi Arabia offers a very different context from those where career guidance has flourished. Particularly distinctive features of Saudi society include its limited civil society, the central role that religion plays, the place of women, the role of oil within the economy and the high level of migrant workers in the labour market. Taken together these issues offer challenges of culture, theory, policy and practice. Negotiating these challenges and building an organic body of theory and practice will be critical to the success or otherwise of the Saudi experiment with career guidance.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSense Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/comparative-and-international-education-a-diversity-of-voices/career-guidance-and-livelihood-planning-across-the-mediterranean/en
dc.subjectSaudi Arabiaen
dc.subjectCareer guidanceen
dc.subjectYouthen
dc.subjectComparative educationen
dc.subjectCareer developmenten
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.titleThe Saudi experiment with career guidanceen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
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