ERIC Number: ED349528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Transition into the Labour Market. The Class of '89: Initial Survey of Level III (Grade 12) High School Students.
Sharpe, Dennis B.; Spain, William H.
The Transition of Youth into the Labour Market is a developmental study of youth as they make the difficult transition into the labor market of Newfoundland and Labrador. The project consists of two parallel yet interrelated studies, one focusing on the full cohort of over 9000 Level III high school students at the end of the 1988-89 school year, and a second, which focuses on the full year cohort of over 2100 students (grade 7 to Level III) who dropped out of school between Easter 1987 and Easter 1988. This part of the study focuses on Level III students who are typically nearing the end of their final year in high school. This initial survey of Level III students (N=7390) in Newfoundland and Labrador was conducted in the spring of 1989. The data revealed that typical Level III students had been born in Newfoundland, had lived in their local communities for over 10 years, and had attended schools in their home areas. Most felt they were doing well in high school and were confident that they would graduate that year with reasonably good marks. The majority were planning some sort of postsecondary education or training. The vocational aspirations of these students seemed to follow national labor market trends toward service industries. Even though most Level III students planned to attend postsecondary institutions, many were planning on deferring. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Newfoundland and Labrador Dept. of Education.; Canada/Newfoundland Youth Employment Strategies Program.
Authoring Institution: Memorial Univ., St. John's (Newfoundland). Centre for Educational Research and Development.
Identifiers: Labrador; Newfoundland; Transition Time; Transitional Activities
Note: For related documents, see CG 024 537-540.