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ERIC Number: ED474310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 101
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-89-8436-482-7
A Study on the Transition from School to the World of Work in Korea.
Chang, Wonsup
The school-to-work transition in Korea was examined in a comprehensive study that included an overview of the realities of the school-to-work transition in Korea and a survey of 694 Koreans aged 15-29 years who had completed high school. The sample included 366 respondents who were in enrolled in a two-year college or higher level of postsecondary education. The study established that Korean schools and society are not systematically helping Korean youths make the transition form school to work but are instead leaving responsibility for a successful school-to-work transition to graduates themselves. Many Korean students were being forced to seek employment individually through informal means. Even after entering the workforce, many Korean graduates faced problems adjusting to the environment, adverse work conditions, and bleak future prospects. The following were among the seven recommendations for establishing a school-to-work transition network: (1) provide all students with preparation for the workplace, including workplace experience and field training; (2) provide the diversity and flexibility required to ensure opportunities for employment and continued education after high school; (3) establish an institutional mechanism for networking schools and enterprises; and (4) establish a local network to enable all members of society to share the responsibility of smoothing students' transition into the workplace. (Forty-seven tables/figures are included. The bibliography lists 96 references) (MN)
Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training, 15-1, Chungdam 2-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-949, Republic of Korea. Tel: 82 2 3485 5144; Fax: 82 2 3485 5048; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Korea Research Inst. for Vocational Education and Training, Seoul.
Identifiers - Location: South Korea