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ERIC Number: EJ780255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
The Pathway from School to Work: Smoothing the Bumps
Taylor, Alison
Education Canada, v47 n4 p74-78 Fall 2007
The mid to late teen years are about as tumultuous as life can get. As such, it is not a surprise that so many young people seem to fumble their way through high school, maybe drop out altogether, and then stumble on their pathway to finding a good job. This problem was identified by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2000. According to OECD, these delays were partly due to the pathways from school to work being too narrow, too obscure, or too inflexible. Canadian research suggests that educators can do more to help young people identify their options along those pathways--and that they should be paying more attention to non-university routes. Provincial ministries of education appeared to have recognized this and have introduced initiatives in recent years to improve the school-to-work transition process for youth. This article summarizes key trends in transition initiatives across Canada, provides a comparison with Australia, and raises issues for further discussion. (Contains 1 table and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada