Transitions from Education to Work

Workforce Ready Challenges in the Asia Pacific

Author: Roslyn Cameron,Subas Dhakal,John Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315533952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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Labour markets are becoming more dynamic in response to pressures from globalisation, new technologies and trade agreements, as well as cross-border migration, inter-generation differences, changing education imperatives and employer expectations. By focusing on several Asia Pacific countries, this book explores the differences in their workforces: ageing, or abundant in labour but lacking in skilled employees. One similarity these countries share is the difficulty in attracting and retaining employees with the required skillset and capabilities, and these constraints can stymie national economic growth and long term development. This book brings together national and international perspectives on employability challenges faced by selected countries in the Asia Pacific region. While the region is forecast to enjoy high growth in the coming decade, a recurring challenge is addressing skill shortages and ensuring effective transition from training colleges and universities into employment. Consequently, the book focuses on the roles of multiple stakeholders, primarily: governments, education providers and employers – in more effectively addressing these key socio-economic challenges.
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Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work

Author: Guy Tchibozo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400751060

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 609

This edited volume provides multidisciplinary and international insights into the policy, managerial and educational aspects of diverse students’ transitions from education to employment. As employers require increasing global competence on the part of those leaving education, this research asks whether increasing multiculturalism in developed societies, often seen as a challenge to their cohesion, is in fact a potential advantage in an evolving employment sector. This is a vital and under-researched field, and this new publication in Springer’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training series provides analysis both of theory and empirical data, submitted by researchers from nine nations including the USA, Oman, Malaysia, and countries in the European Union. The papers trace the origins of business demand for diversity in their workforce’s skill set, including national, local and institutional contexts. They also consider how social, demographic, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity inform the attitudes of those seeking work—and those seeking workers. With clear suggestions for future research, this work on a topic of rising profile will be read with interest by educators, policy makers, employers and careers advisors.
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Transitions from Education to Work in Europe:The Integration of Youth into EU Labour Markets

The Integration of Youth into EU Labour Markets

Author: Walter Müller,Markus Gangl

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199252473

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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European unification represents major challenges to national institutional frameworks as well as significant pressures for institutional convergence. So far, labour markets have actually seen relatively little convergence, and national institutions have remained highly distinct. Against this background, the book provides an encompassing comparative analysis of school-to-work transitions in EU member states. It shows how differences in both European education and training systems, aswell as labour market institutions, generated significant variation in the experiences of young people entering European labour markets during the 1990s.This book compiles an integrated series of comparative empirical analyses of education-to-work transitions across the EU by drawing on the European Labour Force Surveys. Individual chapters describe the educational background of young people entering the labour market, address the scope of educational expansion in recent decades, and chart basic structures of transition processes in European labour markets. Chapters not only examine the role of education for successful labour marketintegration, but also the impact of macroeconomic, structural, and institutional factors on young people's chances of avoiding unemployment and attaining employment in occupations appropriate to their education and training. From these analyses it becomes apparent that the structure of education and trainingsystems is the key institutional factor behind successful youth labour market integration. At the level of intermediate skills, dual systems of training have retained their advantages in terms of reduced youth unemployment. High levels of education still constitute a key asset, for, despite significant educational expansion in recent decades, devaluation trends have been limited. As youth labour markets are found to be particularly responsive to macroeconomic conditions, however, macroeconomicstability turns out to be an equally important predicament to successful youth labour market integration, in particular among those with low levels of education.
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Transitions from Education to Work

New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond

Author: Rachel Brooks

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230201637

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Bringing together contributions from international scholars, this book explores the changing nature of young people's transitions and challenges assumptions about pathways from education into employment in contemporary society.
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Transitions from School to Work

Globalization, Individualization, and Patterns of Diversity

Author: Ingrid Schoon,Rainer K. Silbereisen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521490685

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

View: 352

This volume makes an important contribution to the growing literature on the transition from school to work. It provides a unique perspective on the global changes that have transformed school-to-work transitions since the 1970s; offers an integrative conceptual framework for analysis; and promotes a comparative, cross-national understanding of school-to-work transitions in a changing social context. The articles assembled in this volume compare and assess variations in school-to-work transitions across Europe and North America, providing empirical evidence on how young people negotiate the different options and opportunities available and assessing the costs and returns associated with different transition strategies. Unlike many other volumes on this subject - which are pitched at either the macro or micro level - this volume attempts to integrate both perspectives, capturing the complexity of this critical life course transition. Furthermore, the authors address policies aimed at improving the capacity of individuals to make effective transitions and at enabling societies to better coordinate educational and occupational institutions.
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From Education to Work

Cross National Perspectives

Author: Walter R. Heinz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521594196

Category: Education

Page: 352

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This book contains empirical studies of school-to-work transitions from several Western countries.
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Beyond High School

Transition from School to Work

Author: Frank R. Rusch,Janis G. Chadsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 479

View: 466

This edited text contains 18 articles concerning the preparation of special education students for the transition from school to adulthood. The course focuses on practical ways to make special needs students functional in community and employment situations.
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Learning to work : making the transition from school to work.

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428920315

Category:

Page: 116

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Over the past decade, public attention has been drawn to the difficulties that many young adults are having in finding their way in the changing economy and earning a decent living. A broad movement is emerging across the country to better connect school with career opportunities and further education to help these young adults succeed. In 1994 Congress responded by passing the School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA), which assists states and localities in establishing comprehensive school to work transition systems. Soon after the school to work legislation was passed by Congress, OTA was asked by the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the House Committee on Education and Labor to assess the potential and problems of work based learning as a component of school to work. As the report shows, work based learning has considerable promise but will be difficult to implement. Work based learning can potentially help students see the relevance of their academic studies later in life, allow students to explore career options, and help them develop needed occupational skills. But the implementation of good work based learning programs will require considerable effort on the part of schools and participating businesses. Whether many businesses can be recruited to participate remains to be seen.
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Triumphs and Tears

Young People, Markets, and the Transition from School to Work

Author: Phil Hodkinson,Heather Hodkinson,Andrew C. Sparkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134093330

Category: Education

Page: 180

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Improving School-to-Work Transitions

Author: David Neumark

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610444264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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As anxieties about America’s economic competitiveness mounted in the 1980s, so too did concerns that the nation’s schools were not adequately preparing young people for the modern workplace. Spurred by widespread joblessness and job instability among young adults, the federal government launched ambitious educational reforms in the 1990s to promote career development activities for students. In recent years, however, the federal government has shifted its focus to test-based reforms like No Child Left Behind that emphasize purely academic subjects. At this critical juncture in education reform, Improving School-To-Work Transitions, edited by David Neumark, weighs the successes and failures of the ’90s-era school-to-work initiatives, and assesses how high schools, colleges, and government can help youths make a smoother transition into stable, well-paying employment. Drawing on evidence from national longitudinal studies, surveys, interviews, and case studies, the contributors to Improving School-To-Work Transitions offer thought-provoking perspectives on a variety of aspects of the school-to-work problem. Deborah Reed, Christopher Jepsen, and Laura Hill emphasize the importance of focusing school-to-work programs on the diverse needs of different demographic groups, particularly immigrants, who represent a growing proportion of the youth population. David Neumark and Donna Rothstein investigate the impact of school-to-work programs on the “forgotten half,” students at the greatest risk of not attending college. Using data from the 1997 National Longitudinal Study of Youth, they find that participation by these students in programs like job shadowing, mentoring, and summer internships raise employment and college attendance rates among men and earnings among women. In a study of nine high schools with National Academy Foundation career academies, Terry Orr and her fellow researchers find that career academy participants are more engaged in school and are more likely to attend a four-year college than their peers. Nan Maxwell studies the skills demanded in entry-level jobs and finds that many supposedly “low-skilled” jobs actually demand extensive skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as the “new basic skills” of communication and problem-solving. Maxwell recommends that school districts collaborate with researchers to identify which skills are most in demand in their local labor markets. At a time when test-based educational reforms are making career development programs increasingly vulnerable, it is worth examining the possibilities and challenges of integrating career-related learning into the school environment. Written for educators, policymakers, researchers, and anyone concerned about how schools are shaping the economic opportunities of young people, Improving School-To-Work Transitions provides an authoritative guide to a crucial issue in education reform.
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Learning to work

making the transition from school to work

Author: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 4866

Over the past decade, public attention has been drawn to the difficulties that many young adults are having in finding their way in the changing economy and earning a decent living. A broad movement is emerging across the country to better connect school with career opportunities and further education to help these young adults succeed. In 1994 Congress responded by passing the School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA), which assists states and localities in establishing comprehensive school to work transition systems. Soon after the school to work legislation was passed by Congress, OTA was asked by the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the House Committee on Education and Labor to assess the potential and problems of work based learning as a component of school to work. As the report shows, work based learning has considerable promise but will be difficult to implement. Work based learning can potentially help students see the relevance of their academic studies later in life, allow students to explore career options, and help them develop needed occupational skills. But the implementation of good work based learning programs will require considerable effort on the part of schools and participating businesses. Whether many businesses can be recruited to participate remains to be seen.
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Transition from school to work

new challenges for youth with severe disabilities

Author: Paul Wehman

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Pub Co

ISBN: 9780933716926

Category: Education

Page: 315

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Innovative Apprenticeships

Promoting Successful School-to-work Transitions

Author: Felix Rauner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643103670

Category: Education

Page: 272

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The transition from school to vocational education is of different quality and performance in the diverse national VET systems and heavily determined by the different structures of governance in the national education and VET systems. In September 2009, the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) hosted its third international conference in Turin bringing together leading researchers in the area of international TVET research. This book summarises all topics discussed within the frame of the Turin conference and overviews current research and analysis in the following fields: Managing successful transitions from school to work * Building vocational identity * Competence evaluation and development in VET * Levels of governance and the role of stakeholders in apprenticeships
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Transition from School to Work

States Are Developing New Strategies to Prepare Students for Jobs

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788107320

Category:

Page: 56

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Provides an overview of the comprehensive school-to-work transition strategies at the state level, & identifies possible federal policy options for assisting such strategies. Includes reports from schools in Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin & New York state.
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Transition from School to Work

Individual Life Courses Within Social Structures

Author: Siew Ghee Chew

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN: 9789812103185

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This is an ethnographic research study on the transition from school to work (TSW) experiences of nine Form Five school leavers in Malaysia who possess different academic abilities and who came from different family and ethnic backgrounds. This study examines how they resolve the work-study dilemma as well as how they made their career choices, indicating that career decisions are linked to the culture and identities of the subjects. In this book, the author endeavors to bring to attention the subjects experiences as they navigate their way through the social structures that confront them throughout this transitional period. Through the descriptions of their life stories and experiences, he seeks to highlight the dilemmas faced by the young men as well as the often difficult and painful process of decision-making in their TSW. Attention has also been drawn to the structural constraints that they encounter and also the resources and strategies they employ to deal with these constraints
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Transition from School to Post-school Life for Individuals with Disabilities

Assessment from an Educational and School Psychological Perspective

Author: Edward M. Levinson

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398074801

Category: Education

Page: 285

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As such, the book may be useful to a variety of professionals including regular education teachers, special education teachers, vocational education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and school administrators, as well as professionals employed by community agencies like Vocational Rehabilitation, Mental Health/Mental Retardation, and Social Services."--BOOK JACKET.
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