ERIC Number: ED316700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training of Young Migrants in France.
This document reviews the literature on France's approximately 1.5 million young migrants. The introduction states that it is the second generation of migrants that were studied. In the second chapter, the statistical sources analyzed are explained and general descriptive statistics about foreigners in France are reported, including their numbers, where they come from, their predominant nationalities, where in France they live, and their economic role. Chapter 3 analyzes particular problems of the young migrants, including their education, transition to work after leaving school, vocational training, patterns of employment and unemployment, and cultural integration. Chapter 4 recapitulates the studies' findings and makes several proposals. Among them are that (1) a system of information and training for parents be developed to reduce the gap between them, their children, and institutions; (2) cultural institutions--even "cultural cafes"--be used to help orient young people where they are rather than where adults would like them to be; (3) vocational preparation should become an instrument specifically designed to facilitate integration; (4) closer links be forged between the training systems and employment policy; and (5) wider application of alternative training, modular training structures, and recognition of skills already acquired. The document concludes with a list of reverse acronyms and 62 references, most of which are in French. (CML)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Job Training, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Employment, Migrant Problems, Migrant Youth, Social Integration, 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: France