ERIC Number: ED265228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Immigrant and Refugee Youth in the Transition from School to Work or Further Study. Report of Ethnic Liaison Officer Working Party No. 2.
Australian Commonwealth Dept. of Education and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
A study assessing the welfare of immigrant and refugee youth in Australia is reported on in this document, which is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 summarizes findings and presents recommendations for government action and policy; overall, it was found that the personal, social, educational, and employment needs of the teenage immigrant population are not presently being acknowledged or met. Chapter 2 describes the background of the Ethnic Liaison Officer Working Party No.2, the government-appointed body that prepared the report. Chapter 3 reviews Australian literature on schooling and the adolescent immigrant. The review points to a need for research on the English language, education, and training needs of immigrants and refugees who arrive in Australia as young adults. Chapter 4 provides an overview of educational choices available to the immigrant student, including English as a Second Language and bilingual education programs. Chapter 5 assesses the educational needs of immigrants who are beyond the age of compulsory schooling. Problems of unemployment and acculturation are given special focus. The appendices list the Working Party's terms of reference and membership, and outline the information needs identified by the Working Party. (KH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Bilingual Education, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Government Role, Immigrants, Public Policy, Refugees, Social Integration, Student Needs, Student Welfare, Unemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Commonwealth Dept. of Education and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia