ERIC Number: ED316729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Young People in Transition--The Local Investment. A Handbook Concerning the Social and Vocational Integration of Young People: Local and Regional Initiatives.
Harrison, Jeremy; McLeish, Henry
Written for practitioners rather than policymakers, this document is intended for those who seek to relate educational and training opportunities to local and individual needs; use fresh approaches to integrated services for young people trapped by unemployment, social and economic change, and poor living conditions; and achieve high quality efforts for the lowest cost. An introduction suggests how to use the handbook. Part 1 addresses the situation of young people in transition from school to work, including the importance of better-organized services and programs with a local focus. Seven initiatives in six member states of the European Community are featured. Part 2 discusses education and training for the future, including what is permitted, what is possible, relevant issues and principles, the needs of young people, local delivery of services, coordinating resources and agencies, and the special problems of nonindustrial areas. Part 3 offers a planned approach to providing services in a coordinated and integrated manner. Part 4 takes up national and community policies, mechanisms, guidelines, policy frameworks, and proposals. Part 5 describes the following seven initiatives mentioned in Part 1: (1) Business School/Technical School in Randers, Denmark; (2) Verbundsystem Oberhausen, West Geramny; (3) Missions Locale for the Transition of Young People to Adult and Working Life in Lorient, France; (4) Mission Locale for the Transition of Young People to Adult and Working Life in La Rochelle, France; (5) Cork Vocational Education Committee/An Chomhairle Oiliuna (Comtec), Ireland; (6) Contactcentrum Onderwijs Arbeid Limburg, The Netherlands; and (7) Sussex Training (West), England. The section on further reading contains 104 references for publications in English, Danish, German, Greek, French, and Dutch. (CML)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Transitional Programs, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; France; Ireland; Netherlands; United Kingdom; West Germany