ERIC Number: ED447344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
From Initial Education to Working Life: Making Transitions Work. Education and Skills.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conducted a thematic review to identify changes in young people's transition to working life during the 1990s and to identify those policies and programs that are effective in delivering successful transition outcomes for young people. The review focused on 14 countries with widely different economic contexts, populations, and forms of government. The following items were identified as key ingredients of successful transition systems: a healthy economy; well-organized pathways connecting initial education with work and further study; widespread opportunities to combine workplace experience with education; tightly knit safety nets for those at risk; good information and guidance; and effective institutions and processes. (Twenty-two figures are included. The bibliography contains 165 references. The following items are appended: lists of national coordinators and review team members; a list of consultants' papers; 22 statistical tables; detailed guidelines for labor market indicators of transition outcomes in comparative studies; a comprehensive framework for indicators of the transition for initial education to working life; a discussion of the relationship between low education levels and labor market disadvantage; a discussion of the availability of indicators of key transition goals; and country codes used in tables and charts.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Articulation (Education), Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Impact, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Equal Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Influences, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Models, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Success, Tables (Data), Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Youth Employment
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).