Transitions from Education to Work

New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond

Author: R. Brooks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230235409

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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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 Education to Work in Europe

The Integration of Youth Into EU Labour Markets

Author: Walter Müller,Markus Gangl

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199252475

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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This text provides a comparative analysis of school-to-work transitions in EU member states. It shows how differences in both European education and training systems, as well as labour market institutions, generated significant variation in the experiences of young people in the 1990s.
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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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Transitions from Education to Work in Europe

The Integration of Youth Into EU Labour Markets

Author: Walter Müller,Markus Gangl

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199252475

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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This text provides a comparative analysis of school-to-work transitions in EU member states. It shows how differences in both European education and training systems, as well as labour market institutions, generated significant variation in the experiences of young people in the 1990s.
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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Fractured Transitions from School to Work

Revisiting the Dropout Problem

Author: Julian Tanner,H. Krahn,Timothy F. Hartnagel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 183

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Why do so many high school students drop out, and what are the consequences for the students, their families, and society in general? This work discusses answers to these questions, and examines topics dealing with the issues, policies, and problems associated with leaving school early. It looks at the reasons behind the decision to drop out, the labor market difficulties that dropouts face, the psychological experience of unemployment, the relationship between dropouts and various kinds of deviance, and the dropouts' own expectations about their futures.
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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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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

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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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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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Preparing Youth for the 21st Century: The Transition from Education to the Labour Market Proceedings of the Washington D.C. Conference -- 23-24 February 1999

Proceedings of the Washington D.C. Conference -- 23-24 February 1999

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264173420

Category:

Page: 460

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This publication points the way to future initiatives to improve youth labour market and educational outcomes as identified by policy-makers and experts of OECD countries brought together at the Washington Conference "Preparing Youth for the 21st Century."
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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

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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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Gender, Education and Employment

An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions

Author: Hans-Peter Blossfeld,Jan Skopek,Moris Triventi,Sandra Buchholz

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784715034

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 416

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For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market. The expert contributors address the topic on a comparative level with discussions centred on gendered school-to-work transitions and gendered labor market outcomes. Thereafter they analyze the country-specific implications of the gender redress from a wide range of countries including the USA, Russia and Australia. This enlightening book will appeal to graduates and postgraduates studying social policy, education, the labor market, inequality and gender. It will also be of interest to experts in the fields of sociology, education, political science and economics and those interested in educational research.
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Higher Education Transitions

Theory and Research

Author: Eva Kyndt,Vincent Donche,Keith Trigwell,Sari Lindblom-Ylänne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317207726

Category: Education

Page: 340

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In the current era where lifelong learning is brought to the fore, higher education can no longer be regarded as an isolated trajectory within one’s educational career as many students face substantial challenges in crafting their professional future. More specifically, the transition from school to higher education and continuing to the labour market are often a difficult hurdles for many students. Almost half of students do not succeed in the first year and often withdraw from education, students are faced with a variety of contexts and may choose to study in a different (international) context, and they are then confronted with structural barriers in finding a (high-quality) job, as evidenced by increasing levels of youth unemployment and underemployment. Higher Education Transitions aims to deepen our understanding of the transitions taking place when students enter, progress and leave higher education to enter the labour market. Drawing on an international team of contributors, this guide includes three conceptual and fifteen empirical studies which include a range of quantitative, qualitative, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Divided into three sections to reflect each important transition phase, topics include: transitions from secondary to higher education; transitions within higher education; transitions from higher education to the labour market.? By considering transitions across different phases as a broad and interrelated process, this guide will be essential reading for higher education researchers, policy stakeholders and all those interested in the transitions into higher education and the labour market.
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The Career Tool Kit for High School Students

Making the Transition from School to Work

Author: Carol Carter,Gary Izumo,Sarah Kravits,Diane Lindsey Reeves

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130884176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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For high school-level Career Exploration and Life Skills courses. This thorough introduction to the skills high school students need to succeed in the workplace is presented in an easy-to-read student-friendly format. The text, adapted from a popular college-level text provides a complete framework for career exploration and is designed to motivate students to make these skills a part of their lives. Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials, www.carterkeys.com, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more!
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Transitions in Vocational Education

Author: Jürgen Seifried,Eveline Wuttke

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3866495471

Category: Education

Page: 330

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This volume focuses on the different passages and transitions in Vocational Education and professional work life. Exploring the personal experiences of coping with the transition from school to vocational education, vocational education to work, and – finally – within work life, the book takes account of the rapidly changing conditions under which these processes take place.
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