ERIC Number: ED196966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
E.E.C./D.E.S. Transition to Work Project: Language, People & Work Course.
Phillimore, Peter; Ahmad, Yusuf I.
This paper describes a course of study offered by Bradford College in West Yorkshire, Great Britain, to twenty 16-19 year old students of Asian background who left school alienated from education as a process and school as an institution. The program offers English, prevocational, and vocational courses with the goal of improving the students' attitudes toward school and enhancing their employment potential. The learning environment was built around four objectives: positive staff-student relationships, student involvement in decision making, cooperative rather than competitive learning, and the recognition of individual needs. The program also sought to establish relationships with the families of the students and to recruit greater numbers of women to participate in the course of study. (MK)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Continuation Students, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Educational Environment, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Prevocational Education, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Student Recruitment, Student Teacher Relationship, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Bradford Univ. (England).
Identifiers: Asians; Great Britain
Note: Paper prepared for the Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage Conference (London, June 6, 1980, and Wolverhampton, June 16, 1980).