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OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This paper reports that between 2008 and 2009, unemployment rates across OECD countries increased among people at all educational levels, but rose to especially troubling heights among people without an upper secondary education. In 2009, the average employment rate across OECD countries was much higher for individuals with a tertiary (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Global Approach, Educational Attainment
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Hayward, Geoff; Williams, Richard – London Review of Education, 2011
This contribution takes the form of a reflective essay informed by 15 years of working and undertaking research with young people at risk of social exclusion and non-participation in the post-compulsory education and training system in the UK. In particular, it draws upon our experience of working with young people, youth workers and other adults…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Labor Market, Young Adults, Social Isolation
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Thompson, Ron – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
The characteristics, experiences and long-term prospects of young people outside the labour market and education have attracted widespread international attention in recent decades, and the specific category of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) has been a policy concern for the UK Government since 1997. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Adolescents, Compulsory Education
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Roberts, Steven – Journal of Youth Studies, 2011
Jones' (2002) discussion of polarised transitions and the "fast and slow lanes to adulthood" espoused by Bynner "et al." (2002) are good examples of how dualistic language often permeates youth transitions discourses. This often results in transitions research concentrating on a dichotomy of experience during the youth phase.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Males, Unemployment
S., Perryman – 2002
Part 1 identifies the far-reaching changes to higher education (HE) in Great Britain during the 1990s. It shows that HE has settled into a new status quo, with a market for new graduates in 2001-02. Findings indicate that around 37 percent of 18-year-olds take part in full-time, further, or higher education; the participation rate at age 19 is now…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Career Development, Career Education, College Graduates
Korea Research Inst. for Vocational Education and Training, Seoul. – 2001
This document contains 19 papers and case studies, in English and Korean, from a conference on national strategies for developing human resources through technical and vocational education and training. The following are representative: "The Need to Innovate and Optimize Resources [Keynote]" (Wataru Iwamoto); "School to Work…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities
Department for Education and Employment, London (England). – 2001
This document outlines how the government of the United Kingdom intends to achieve and sustain full employment and social justice across the country. Chapter 1 discusses the United Kingdom's economic, educational, and social problems and details plans to solve them through a policy based on the following principles: (1) building an economy with…
Descriptors: Agency Role, At Risk Persons, Basic Skills, Change Strategies
Lippman, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
This paper presents key indicators of educational and employment status for students making the transition from adolescence to early adulthood in selected Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The data that are presented include international comparisons of student achievement, educational attainment, literacy…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Literacy, Unemployment
Brauns, Hildegard; Gangl, Markus; Scherer, Stefani – 1999
This paper explores educational stratification of unemployment in early labor market career; its institutional embeddedness in specific education and employment systems; and youth unemployment in France (F), the United Kingdom (UK), and West Germany (G), which greatly differ relative to major institutional characteristics of education systems and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
Ainley, Patrick – 1999
This book, which traces the emergence of an official state-sanctioned learning policy for education and training in the United Kingdom, examines how the country's government has taken a concerted approach to accomplishing the following two goals: (1) integrating the reproduction of knowledge at all levels in the educational institutions under…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Competence, Continuing Education
Killeen, John; Watts, Tony; Kidd, Jenny – 1999
Social benefits can be thought of as aggregates of individual benefits, though with possible "snowball" effects. Potential social benefits of career guidance fall into the following two main categories: reducing social exclusion and enhancing social development. Guidance is a way of making the structure of society work, by linking…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Career Guidance, Employment
Atkinson, David – 1999
Since vocational education and training (VET) have a very special focus on workforce development and economic growth, economic trends and political context are important. One cause of the perceived problem of insufficient growth in the national economy is VET provision quality and/or quantity. Relationship among governmental and government-related…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change, Educational Finance
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England). – 1993
The six articles in this issue tackle topics that relate to the role and function of numeracy in adult life. "Reading Comprehension in Written Mathematics Problems" (Sue Wareham) examines the levels of reading ability required of numeracy students and offers strategies to help students with limited reading skills. "Can Ordinary…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Arithmetic, Basic Skills
Forrester, Keith, Ed.; Ward, Kevin, Ed. – 1991
This book contains 12 chapters, each of which is a case study or a commentary on the unemployment of the 1980s and early 1990s and on the programs devised to retrain workers. Titles and authors are as follows: "Understanding Unemployment: A Critical Overview of Labour Market Trends, Employment, and Unemployment: (John Hughes); "A…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Developed Nations
Anderson, D. S.; Blakers, C. – National Clearinghouse on Transition from School Newsletter, 1983
This newsletter contains articles, policy statements, and reports of research concerning the transition from school to work as well as youth education issues, especially in the United Kingdom. This issue of the journal is organized into two parts. Part 1 contains reports on research projects on student retention in a forest farm community project,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs
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