ERIC Number: ED361431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Forgotten Half: Two-Thirds: An Hispanic Perspective on Apprenticeship, European Style. Report of the National Council of La Raza Consultation on Apprenticeship.
McKay, Emily Gantz
A Hispanic-based consultation on European-style apprenticeships was undertaken to add a Hispanic perspective to the current policy debate about apprenticeships as a school-to-work transition option providing effective career preparation for non-college bound American youth. In March 1992, a delegation of 10 specialists in Hispanic education and employment and training visited Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, and also met in Germany with a group of minority leaders from Europe. The delegation noted that inclusiveness in the European programs is limited as immigrants and minorities do not fare well in the programs visited; that careful safeguards would be required to assure that Hispanics and other minorities are not tracked in discriminatory ways; that no matter how effective in Europe, its value for the United States depends on the extent to which key components can be "transported" to the different environment of the United States; that some European education practices should be emulated; and that current enthusiasm over these programs will discourage candid assessments of their weaknesses as well as their strengths. The delegation developed a set of 10 basic principles on which they recommend that any application in the United States be based. Appendixes show the consultation schedule and list 30 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Apprenticeships, Consultation Programs, Cultural Differences, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Germany; Sweden