ERIC Number: ED447336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-24
Reference Count: N/A
The Transition from Initial Education to Working Life: A Canadian Report for an OECD Thematic Review.
Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). Applied Research Branch.
This report represents Canada's background report to a review of the transition from initial education to working life. Part 1 is a paper on the context of Canadian education (social, economic, and educational environment) and common issues across Canada. An examination of issues shows that transition is now a more challenging period; the concept of transition is evolving as a result of the changing characteristics of the labor market and changing aspirations of young people; public attitudes toward employment prospects for young people may be too pessimistic; and many groups cooperate in design, funding, and delivery of transition programs and services. Significant trends include the following: (1) increased diversity of approach, (2) a shift from specific vocational courses to broad-based technology courses; (3) integration of work experience into secondary school; and (4) emphasis on links between curriculum and work. Parts 2 and 3 are case studies from Nova Scotia and Quebec. Each considers context; institutional framework; clarification of the transition concept; concerns about the transition process and outcomes; and changing expectations and objectives. Part 4 presents results of a questionnaire sent to these five provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. The 35 questions are grouped in these categories: general, initiatives, trends, programs, youth, and research. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Labor Market, Occupational Aspiration, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs, Youth Employment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). Applied Research Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada