ERIC Number: ED316702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training of Young Migrants in the United Kingdom.
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 the United Kingdom. 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) the question of vocational training for ethnic minorities and migrant young people cannot be separated from an understanding of the position these groups have come to occupy in British society; (2) contrary to many assumptions, these young people are highly motivated and at least as able as those to whom they can be reasonably compared; (3) these youths represent a demand for high quality skill training that is currently unmet; and (4) although a transformation will not occur through training itself, substantial improvements in access and availability will greatly enhance the possibility of equal opportunity in employment. (Includes a 27-page bibliography of over 400 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Problems, Family Influence, Family Status, Job Training, Migrant Children, Migrant Employment, Migrant Youth, Migrants, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Second Language Instruction, Student Mobility, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom