ERIC Number: ED478883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training Against Social Exclusion: Albania. Country Report.
Haxhiymeri, Edlira; Shala, Zef; Muca, Mirela
The main causes of social exclusion in Albania were studied along with ways in which vocational education and training could help combat it. The study identified target groups, analyzed existing policies and the role of education and training for target groups, and pilot tested projects to support the identified groups. The following policy changes were deemed necessary: (1) help the socially excluded gain social inclusion by improving their conditions; (2) use education and training to prevent social exclusion; (3) prepare social policies to protect people from and prevent social exclusion; (4) improve existing policies on social exclusion; and (5) plan concrete measures to combat social exclusion. A strategy consisting of analytical and operational components was recommended for achieving these policy changes. The analytical component called for creating social capital for a cohesive society, formulating a strategic route, and identifying the components of strategic action. The operational component demanded included the following items: (1) an action plan pinpointing aims based on differences and peculiarities of each of Albania's areas; (2) preparation and implementation of short-term projects for socially excluded groups; and (3) preparation and implementation of mid-term projects expanding previous projects to combat social exclusion. (A list of courses offered by VTC in Albania is appended. The bibliography lists 10 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Children, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Role of Education, Rural Education, Social Integration, Social Isolation, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/WebSite.nsf/Pages/22EB4A46D251D889C1256C6A0 058DD47/$FILE/AL_ETF01_SocExc.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Albania