Work, Employment and Transition

Author: Al Rainnie,Adrian Smith,Adam Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134534973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Since the late 1980s the experiences of work and employment in the former communist world have been profoundly transformed. Work, Employment and Transition brings together a series of essays by leading international scholars which highlights the varied and complex forms that work and employment restructuring are taking in the post-soviet world, and makes important theoretical contributions to our understanding of these transformations.

Work in Transition

Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants' Passages into the Labour Market

Author: Arnd-Michael Nohl,Karin Schittenhelm,Oliver Schmidtke,Anja Weiss

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442615680

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 1267

Work in Transition shows how migrants develop their cultural capital in order to enter the workforce, as well as how failure to leverage that capital can lead to permanent exclusion from professional positions.

Gender and Work in Transition

Globalization in Western, Middle and Eastern Europe

Author: Regina Becker-Schmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3322949524

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 4906

Das englischsprachige Buch untersucht die Lebensverhältnisse erwerbstätiger Frauen unter den Bedingungen ökonomischer, politscher und kultureller Transformation.

Nancy Crow

work in transition

Author: Nancy Crow,Penny McMorris

Publisher: Amer Quilters Society


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 31

View: 3249

A collection of new work by internationally recognized quiltmaker Nancy Crow is reproduced in stunning color in this beautiful publication. Penny McMorris, exhibition curator, interviews Crow for the book's introduction.

From Initial Education to Working Life Making Transitions Work

Making Transitions Work

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264181814


Page: 204

View: 8122

Taking a broader view of transition outcomes than many previous comparative studies, this study reveals the complex and many-faceted national institutional arrangements that can result in successful transitions to working life.

Transitions in Work and Learning

Implications for Assessment

Author: Alan Lesgold,Michael J. Feuer,Allison M. Black

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 2183

These 12 conference papers offer a view of the evolving role of assessment in fostering learning and clearer signaling of individuals' skills. "Introduction" (Michael J. Feuer, Richard J. Shavelson) is followed by two papers in part I that question whether empirical evidence supports the claim of a skills mismatch in the economy: "Is There a Gap Between Employer Skill Needs and the Skills of the Work Force?" (Harry J. Holzer) and "Skills and the Economy: An Employer Context for Understanding the School-to-Work Transition" (Robert Zemsky). Two papers in part II are microlevel explorations of the changing nature of jobs in specific workplaces: "Should Social Skills Be in the Vocational Curriculum? Evidence from the Automotive Repair Field" (Bonalyn Nelsen) and "Manufacturing the New Worker: Literate Activities and Working Identities in a High-Performance Versus a Traditionally Organized Workplace" (Glynda Hull). Part III's two papers address implications of changing workplaces for the assessment and measurement of skills: "Twenty-First Century Measures for Twenty-First Century Work" (Kenneth Pearlman) and "Postmodern Test Theory" (Robert J. Mislevy). Two papers in part IV consider how the legal and social environment will constrain changing definitions and requirements of work with new approaches to selection, screening, and assessment: "Legal Restrictions on Assessments" (Dennis Parker) and "Assessment without Adverse Impact" (Neal Schmitt). Part V offers three overarching perspectives on the evolving literature and policy debate over school-to-work transitions and the roles of assessment: "What Policy Makers and Experts See (and Do Not See) in School-to-Work Transitions" (Larry Cuban); "Getting to Work: Thoughts on the Function and Form of the School-to-Work Transition" (Lauren B. Resnick); and "Transitions in Work and Learning" (Alan Lesgold). The agenda is appended. (YLB)

School to Work Transition in Japan

An Ethnographic Study

Author: Kaori Okano

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853591624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 1108

This participant-observation study presents the practice of school to work transition at two Japanese high schools, and explains variations about the modal career trajectory of low achieving students, drawing on Bourdieu's work. It helps to explain the relationship between social values, family ethos, industry, school and economic performance, and the relatively low class consciousness in Japan. It should be of interest to educationalists, sociologists and labour relations specialists studying Japan.

The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work

Professional Practice in Managed Behavioral Health Care, Second Edition

Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski,Sophia Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826181459

Category: Medical

Page: 483

View: 6256


Youth in Transition

The Sociology of Youth and Youth Policy

Author: Claire Wallace,Malcolm Cross

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781850007975

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 4231

Reflects the change within sociology from studying youth as self-contained instigators of change to examining the role they have come to play as the target of official, rather than popular or media, attention.

Informed Transitions

Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition

Author: Kenneth J. Burhanna

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691288

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 7077

How can libraries and librarians across the educational continuum work together to support student transitions from high school to college, utilizing free or low-cost resources? This book supplies the answers.

Counseling Adults in Transition

Linking Practice With Theory

Author: Nancy K. Schlossberg

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826142337

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 3601


Transition from School to Work

States Are Developing New Strategies to Prepare Students for Jobs

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788107320


Page: 56

View: 7219

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.

The Transition from Welfare to Work

Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes

Author: Sharon Telleen,Judith V. Sayad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135423296

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 9447

How well do you understand the sweeping welfare reforms of the mid-1990s? The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes provides a comprehensive examination of the welfare-to-work initiatives that were undertaken just prior to and following the major reform of United States welfare legislation in 1996. It will familiarize you with the intent of those reforms and show you how those interventions have been implemented. It also explores the barriers to employment that must be overcome by welfare-to-work clients, and the impact of these changes on clients, employers, and society. From the editors: “Although the numbers enrolled in welfare programs dropped dramatically in the last few years of the economic expansion of the 1990s, until recently we have known very little about the conditions of families affected by welfare-to-work policies. How did welfare-to-work interventions change the lives of participants and their families? What factors helped or hindered the transition to paid work? Are welfare-to-work policies likely to have actually improved the earnings or income of former AFDC recipients? This book studies all these questions.” The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes presents qualitative, quantitative, and econometric analyses as well as panel studies, longitudinal, and quasi-experimental designs. Beginning with a brief description of the goals and structure of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, this book examines all of the phases of the welfare-to-work process. Use it to increase your understanding of: the implementation of interventions designed to place TANF recipients in jobs the factors that impact the readiness of low-income women to enter the job market the outcomes of current and earlier welfare-to-work interventions the steps we need to take to know how these citizens are faring in the welfare-to-work environment and more!

Work, Families and Organisations in Transition

European Perspectives

Author: Lewis, Suzan,Brannen, Julia,Ann Nilsen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847422200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 720

Based upon cross-national case studies of public and private sector workplaces, Work, families and organisations in transition illustrates how workplace practices and policies impact on employees' experiences of work-life balance in contemporary shifting contexts.

Making Transition Work for Everyone

Poverty and Inequality in Europe and Central Asia

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821347201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 524

View: 3688

Annotation This book brings together the latest findings on the nature and evolution of poverty and inequality in the region.

Work and Organizations in China after Thirty Years of Transition

Author: Lisa Keister

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848557310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

View: 1449

Thirty years of economic change have fundamentally altered the nature of organizations and work in China. This volume brings together the research by many of the top scholars studying these issues and provides a glimpse into the state of thinking on organizations and work at the start of the fourth decade of transition.

Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work

Author: Guy Tchibozo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400751079

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8047

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.

Making the Transition Work for Women in Europe and Central Asia

Author: Marnia Lazreg

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821346624

Category: Social Science

Page: 113

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Women in the Europe and Central Asia region complain about loss of employment, sexual harassment, violence, poor enforcement of the law, poor political representation, and poor health care. Many greet these complaints with skepticism or dismissal. Is it economic expedience due to the sheer magnitude of the changes taking place under the transition? Did the Soviet legacy delude observers into believing that there is gender equality in the region? While budgets shrink, how can gender be integrated into country department work programs? To answer these and other pressing questions regarding the gender issue, the World Bank held a conference in June 1999. Women from the ECA region, Western Europe and the United States gathered to address the lack of Bank knowledge of gender issues in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region. The papers from the conference included in this volume describe the present conditions for women, emphasize the need to debunk the myth of gender equality in the Soviet era, and propose urgent legislative measures to address gender disparity. This publication gives women the opportunity to voice their concerns regarding this issue. It will be of interest to regional gender experts, ministries, and think tanks.

Learning to work : making the transition from school to work.

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428920315


Page: 116

View: 9378

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.

Work Stress in the Context of Transition

A Case Study of Education, Health and Public Administration in Bulgaria

Author: N.A

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9789221149118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 106

View: 8280