ERIC Number: ED418269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies To Improve Young People's Access to, and Their Progression within, Initial Vocational Training.
Strategies to improve disadvantaged young people's access to and progression within initial vocational training (VT) were identified through a study of relevant experiences within the European Union's member states. The study, which was based on national reports from each country, focused on the following topics: identifying the challenges and problems in compulsory schools and initial VT; improving compulsory education (the need to tackle failure at its roots; curriculum variation; vocational guidance through the curriculum; area-based interventions; Denmark's successful synthesis of guidance and vocational education); increasing readiness for VT (preparatory measures, youth guarantees and outreach measures, alternative institutions as "stepping stones" to training); improving initial VT; implications of training and/or retraining teachers and trainers; and improving cooperation between training providers. Fifteen themes for future cooperation were identified. (Appended are the following: target group definitions; the Netherlands' 1993 plan for reducing early school leaving; "individual programs" in upper secondary school in Sweden; external and internal school "units" in Norway; the "Mission Nouvelles Qualifications" in France; a study of "hard core" disadvantaged young people; discussion of the United Kingdom's "Youth Training" as a model for training of disadvantaged young people in a market system; and labor market measures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Compulsory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, General Education, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Prevocational Education, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education, Training, and Youth.
Identifiers - Location: European Union