ERIC Number: ED231974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Work. The Views of the Young.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Data on youth aged 14 to 25 in 15 countries were analyzed to clarify their views on their needs, expectations, and responsibilities in a changing society. The extent to which educational systems and practices should be modified in response to these demands was probed. Analysis showed young people are committed to family life; they value commitment to one's country; their goal in life is to live as they intend; most value education; and they view work as a normal and necessary part of adulthood. Analysis suggested that the relationship between youth, education, and other life opportunities can be characterized by three main features: schooling is the single most common experience of youth, but it does not carry the same value for all; young people are quite critical of the education system, but they believe schooling is important; and social class and gender biases are widespread. Young people's perceptions of work and employment were positive, and they liked work-experience programs. Youth seemed to associate full-time employment with adulthood, and youth programs that prolong education were viewed as perpetuating the status of nonadult. (Policy making for youth in transition is discussed, and the project methodology is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Employment, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Unemployment, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults, Youth Employment
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.