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Ceschi, Andrea; Perini, Marco; Scalco, Andrea; Pentassuglia, Monica; Righetti, Elisa; Caputo, Beniamino – European Journal of Training and Development, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to provide an overview of the past two decades of lifelong learning (LLL) policies for enhancing employability and reduce social exclusion in young people of European countries through the development of the so-called LLL key-competences. Design/methodology/approach: Built on a quasi-systematic review, this contribution…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Out of School Youth, Adult Education, Young Adults
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Rodrigues, Mariana; Queiroga, Rita; Ribeiro, Ana Bela; Alves, Natália; Neves, Tiago – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Precarious jobs and unemployment have become common issues for many young adults due to the unfavourable labour market situation in Portugal. Against this background, lifelong learning (LLL) policies have been called in to play a role in creating economic growth and supporting the social inclusion of young adults in vulnerable educational and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Young Adults, Geographic Regions, Foreign Countries
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Parreira do Amaral, Marcelo; Zelinka, Jozef – Comparative Education, 2019
In the following article, we share our findings from the comparative analyses of 54 lifelong learning policy measures implemented in nine European countries, with a particular focus on their orientations, objectives, and solutions devised. Informed by the theoretical framework of Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA), we have further reasoned on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Young Adults
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2019
In a rapidly changing 21st-century economy with growing competition from abroad, continuing to field a world-leading, skilled workforce is both more essential and more challenging than ever to the mission of delivering increasing prosperity for American families and preserving our nation's economic leadership. The US must therefore confront its…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Competition, Risk, Economic Development
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Maguire, Sue – Educational Research, 2015
Background: The UK, like most countries across Europe and other advanced economies, has experienced an alarming rise in the levels of young people (aged between 16 and 24 years) who are detached from both the labour market and the education and training system. In the UK, there are nearly a million 16-24-year-olds who are recorded as being not in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Problems, Adolescents, Young Adults
Carew, Diana G. – Progressive Policy Institute, 2014
Four telling facts about jobs and wages for young Americans, as explained in this policy brief, suggest a labor market recovery is coming, although it will be gradual and uneven by educational attainment. Young Americans with a postsecondary degree are more likely to be employed, but the nature of their employment suggests they are taking…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Labor Force, Economic Opportunities, Employment Opportunities
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Hajjar, David P.; Moran, George W.; Siddiqi, Afreen; Richardson, Joshua E.; Anadon, Laura D.; Narayanamurti, Venkatesh – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) policies in the Gulf Arab States are as diverse as the individual economies and political processes that characterize its member states. During the past decade, a number of expert review groups have argued that science and technology policy needs to be reformed and revitalized in the Gulf…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Court, Deborah; Abbas, Randa – Religious Education, 2014
This article reports some of the results of interviews with 120 Israeli Druze, 60 middle-aged adults and 60 young adults, regarding values, views of the Druze community, and personal identity. All participants expressed commitment to and love for traditional Druze values of familial respect, respect for others, modesty in dress and behavior, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Cultural Groups, Interviews, Higher Education
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Levac, Leah R. E. – Journal of Youth Studies, 2013
Despite growing attention to both public engagement in policy development, and youth civic engagement, the engagement of young women and young mothers receives little attention. This article proposes guidelines for engaging with young women in provincial public policy development via their participation in public engagement initiatives. Developed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Policy Formation, Public Policy
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012
In 2010, alcohol was once again the substance of choice among American youth. In fact, a greater proportion of American young people use alcohol than use other drugs or tobacco, and this use of alcohol by youth under the legal drinking age of 21 has profound negative consequences not just for underage drinkers, but also for their families, their…
Descriptors: Prevention, Safety, Public Health, Alcohol Abuse
Muller-Ravett, Sara; Jacobs, Erin – MDRC, 2012
Young people who are leaving the foster care and juvenile justice systems often experience a difficult transition to adulthood that is characterized by a number of troubling outcomes, including poverty, low levels of education and employment, and housing instability. While some services are available for these populations, there is little evidence…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, Young Adults, Juvenile Justice, Foster Care
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Tanyas, Bahar – Journal of Youth Studies, 2012
Until recently, children and young people's experiences of international migration and mobility have received minimal attention. Young migrants are either neglected in migration and childhood/youth studies or depicted in theoretically essentialist frameworks as model or problem ethnic minorities. This paper focuses on a neglected issue with…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Immigration
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Mears, Derrick – Physical Educator, 2010
This study was to evaluate the relationship between physical activity of young adults who were granted waivers from high school physical education versus those who completed courses in states requiring physical education teacher certification, with curriculum standards and credit requirements for graduation. University students from three…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Young Adults, Credits
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Bessant, Judith – Youth Studies Australia, 2009
Many people had great expectations of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities when it came into effect in January 2008. However, Judith Bessant asks whether the provision for seeking exemptions from the charter has undermined its capacity to effectively counter age-based discrimination and, paradoxically, permitted practices…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Civil Rights
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Broadbent, Robyn – Youth Studies Australia, 2008
This article explores the implementation of the Victorian Youth Employment, Education and Training Initiative (YEETI). This statewide initiative delivered brokerage funds to homeless young people through their housing advocates. One of the findings of the project was that the main barrier to young people achieving a stable continuum in their lives…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Homeless People, Young Adults, Youth Opportunities
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