ERIC Number: ED355432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Programmes and the Transition from School to Work. Review of an International Conference (Wageningen, The Netherlands, December 16-21, 1985).
This report reviews a conference for researchers, administrators, planners, and practitioners from countries with varying socioeconomic and cultural systems to exchange ideas and experiences about youth programs designed to ease the transition from formal schooling to the workplace. Part I contains an overview of the conference proceedings and a review of the nature of the contributions and types of conclusions. Main outcomes are synthesized, including the following: different meanings of the terms "youth" and "transition"; no consensus about the future direction of economic development and the implication for the structure of work; variety of strategies, approaches, programs, and practice; limiting conditions for comparisons; innovation and experimentation in the general education system; nonformal programs; new developments in work-based training for youth; a common experience across regions; less evidence of a common experience among the four categories of participants; and need for research. Part II contains two papers not presented: "Youth and Work" (Kok) and "The Transition of Young People from Education to Working and Adult Life" (Welbers). A report of the final plenary session by van den Bor is also provided. Part III consists of postconference written comments of four participants: "Youth Unemployment in Europe: Major Factors, Trends, and Strategies" (Daws); "A Report on the Conference" (Datta); "A Comment" (Bergmann); and "Some Propositions about the Transition from School to Working Life" (King). Appendixes include the participant list, conference program, and a list of papers presented. (YLB)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, General Education, Nonformal Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for the Study of Education in Developing Countries, The Hague (Netherlands).