ERIC Number: ED316699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training of Young Migrants in Denmark.
A 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 Denmark. 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) there have been signs recently of an official readiness to acknowledge that the immigrants are not merely "guest workers" but form a more permanent part of the population in Denmark and that a need exists for more systematic treatment of the problems of immigrants; (2) the official Danish policy is of integration; (3) projects have been started to teach Danish as a foreign language; (4) efforts are being made to train immigrants as primary-school teachers to teach in the immigrants' language and help them preserve their culture; (5) changes must be made in Danish attitudes--they had been thought to be tolerant but that may have been true only because immigrants were so few; and (6) expected increases in immigrants for the next 20 years demand planning for education and employment. (Bibliography includes 8 legislative references, 4 journals, and 17 Danish references with English annotations.) (KC)
Descriptors: Acculturation, 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, Migrants, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Second Language Instruction, 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: Denmark