ERIC Number: ED431113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Round Table on Vocational Education and Training against Social Exclusion (Bohinj, Slovenia, October 4-6, 1998). Conclusions. Skills Needs Analysis.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Some 40 individuals from 12 Central and Eastern European partner countries and experts from Austria, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom participated in a roundtable session designed to stimulate discussion and action on reforming vocational education and training (VET) so that it can prevent youths from dropping out of school and experiencing social exclusion. Special attention was paid to the experiences of Slovenia and Hungary. These experiences were compared to those of European Union countries, where dropouts are finding it increasingly difficult to get jobs. Conclusions were as follows: (1) school leavers without vocational qualifications risk social exclusion; (2) dropout prevention should focus on improving the quality and relevance of general education and the labor market relevance of vocational education; (3) specific initial approaches should target those students in need of support; and (4) continuing training measures for young adults should be developed. (MN)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Vocational Education
European Training Foundation, Villa Gualine-Viale Settimio Severo 65, I-10133, Turin, Italy; Web site: http://www.etf.it (full text).
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Europe; Hungary; Slovenia