Understanding the School-To-Work Transition: An International Perspective

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Title: Understanding the School-To-Work Transition: An International Perspective
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ISBN10: 1560726040
ISBN13: 978-1560726043
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc (November 1, 1998)
Language: English
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
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This book attempts to synthesize contemporary research on school-to-work transitions from a number of different disciplines in the social sciences, including economics, industrial relations, sociology and education. It does this in a way which should be comprehensible to education and training practitioners, applied economists and sociologists, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in the aforementioned disciplines and civil servants concerned with education, training and employment issues. Following this brief introduction, the book is structured into three main parts. Part I is concerned mainly with descriptive analyses and draws on recent experiences of the school-to-work transition, reform ideas, policy successes and failures in the United States, Sweden and Switzerland.

Part II consists mainly of applied work and outlines the crucial role of, amongst other things, formal qualifications and on-the-job work experience in the United Kingdom, Germany and Norway. One chapter spreads the net more widely and undertakes a broader analysis to examine the link between formal qualifications and employment, whilst the other two chapters focus on particular educational levels, i.e. vocational training and higher education, respectively.The final part of the book takes a closer look at the role education and training can play to overcome the problems of unemployment and social exclusion. These chapters highlight the social policy angle of education and training by drawing on empirical material from the Netherlands, Finland and Northern Ireland. Particular issues of concern include educational mismatch, long-term marginalisation and social exclusion on the grounds of economic, social and religious equality.