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.

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: 3780

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.

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

View: 4027

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.

Transitions from Education to Work

New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond

Author: R. Brooks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230235409

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 8520

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.

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


Page: 460

View: 3567

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."

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: 6690

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.

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: 1839

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.

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

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428920315


Page: 116

View: 8985

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.

Education, Work and Identity

Themes and Perspectives

Author: Michael Tomlinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441174117

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 9046

Explores the interaction between education and work and the wider socio-economic context that shapes this.