ERIC Number: ED316697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Vocational Training of Young Migrants in Belgium.
Bastenier, A.; And Others
This study looked at the overall situation of the immigrant population, and young immigrants in particular, and analyzed such problem areas as the transition from school to working life and the inadequacies of initial training with relation to the situation in Belgium. The study identified the following problem areas: (1) problems relating to the education of children of migrant workers and (2) problems concerning access to vocational training and the links between success at school, success in vocational training, success in employment, and access to the labor market. Analysis of the data suggested some conclusions, among them: (1) migrants have stayed on the fringes of the job market in Belgium, according to the theory that the first generation of them were going back to their home countries; (2) no vocational training was provided for these workers; (3) the children of these migrants are highly at risk for unemployment because they lack job training and the work ethic of their parents; (4) these youths also are more likely to be involved in crime; and (5) it is imperative to set up vocational training programs for these youths and to increase their access to such programs. (72 references, mostly in French.) (KC)
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Problems, Family Influence, Family Status, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Employment, Migrant Problems, Migrant Youth, Multicultural Education, Student Mobility, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Belgium