ERIC Number: ED260140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Compulsory School Leavers in 1979 with Home Languages Other Than Swedish. Interim Report 3.
The Swedish National Board of Education studied 7,095 youths (mostly immigrants) who left compulsory school in 1979 and who spoke home languages other than Swedish. The part of the study reported on here revealed that no less than 42% of them stated that they always spoke Swedish with at least one parent, while 22% never spoke Swedish with their parents. The study found that among those who did not go on to upper secondary school, unemployment was 14% among those with other home languages and 8% among those whose home language is Swedish. Additionally, those with home languages other than Swedish were unemployed longer, and those who went on to vocational lines of upper secondary school were more likely to drop out during the first year. Although there were few major differences in employment, continued schooling, and occupation between other home language pupils having a good knowledge of Swedish and the average Swedish pupil, the differences between other home language pupils having difficulty with Swedish and all other pupils were quite great: fewer of the former were studying one year after compulsory school, they found employment in different areas, and those in secondary school vocational course lines were more likely to drop out during the first year. Compared to all others, a greater proportion of Finnish speakers were employed one year after compulsory school, and they were more likely to drop out if they did continue. And finally, the unemployment rate of female other home language pupils who left school was higher than that of males, but more females than males reported plans to resume their studies. Appendices include the study questionnaire plus tables of grade 9 pupil data using different sets of variables. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden