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ERIC Number: ED297097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equality. Strategies from the Second Transition Programme. Working Document. Transition of Young People from Education to Adult and Working Life.
Smith, Janet
This report focuses on the particular problems faced by girls and young women during the transition from school to adult and working life. It begins with a brief description of what these special problems are. Chapters 2-5 analyze different responses by pilot projects in Europe to these problems. Because their actions were normally an integral part of their broader response to social/economic changes or new demands, the projects are arranged here according to the broad fields of activity in which their gender equality action was located. Chapter 2 addresses forging closer links between schools and the economic world, including the development and implementation of more varied forms of work experience, use of the world of work as a learning resource, and initiatives to foster a more proactive and "enterpreneurial" spirit among young people and in the schools. Chapter 3 looks at projects' action to meet new needs in the field of guidance and counseling. Chapter 4 discusses action designed to combat failure and provide fairer opportunities to lower-attaining and disadvantaged young people. Chapter 5 deals with action to help teachers cope with the new tasks and new roles they have to fulfil. Chapter 6 sets out the conclusions drawn from this experience for the further development of gender equality policies and action in education and training. Appendices include a list of pilot projects and brief descriptions of some innovative programs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: IFAPLAN, Brussels (Belgium). Programme Information Office.
Note: For related documents, see ED 296 066-067 and ED 296 074-080.