ERIC Number: ED459114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Variation across Schools in Young People's Transitions: A Comparative Perspective. CES Briefing.
Today in Europe, for many students, leaving secondary school does not correspond to the starting point of their working careers. Large proportions of them continue in education, experience a period of unemployment, or attend a training program. Many factors, individual and institutional, can account for differences in students' destinations. This briefing reports the main findings of a study on the effect of individual and school factors on different students' destinations in three countries: the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, and Scotland. The briefing finds that, among the three countries, different proportions of young people attend various types of schools and enter various post-school destinations, and that without controlling for individual or school factors, the variation across schools in students' destinations tends to be higher in the Netherlands than in Ireland and Scotland. Individual factors are responsible for most of the school variations found in Scotland and both school and individual characteristics contribute to school variations in students' destinations in Ireland. (BT)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Youth
Centre for Educational Sociology, Department of Education and Society, University of Edinburgh, St. John's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Scotland. Tel: +44 0131-651-6238; Fax: +44 0131 651 6239; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.ed.ac.uk/~ces. For full text: http://www.ed.ac.uk/~ces/publications/briefings.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Edinburgh Univ. (Scotland). Centre for Educational Sociology.
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; Netherlands; United Kingdom (Scotland)