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Alluli, Giorgio – 2001
This monograph describes the Italian initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) system and its qualitative and quantitative development. Chapter 1 outlines the general context of the VET system--both institutions and social and economic aspects. It provides facts and figures on such topics as demographic trends in Italy, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Guidance, Demography, Developed Nations
Steeds, Andrew, Ed. – 2001
Designed primarily for adult literacy teachers and tutors, this curriculum describes the content of what should be taught in literacy programs. It assists them to meet the individual needs of adults through the selection and teaching of skills appropriate to those adults' needs. An introduction describes national standards and qualifications,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Guides
Steeds, Andrew, Ed. – 2001
Designed primarily for adult literacy teachers and tutors, this curriculum describes the content of what should be taught in numeracy programs in order to meet the individual needs of adults through the selection and teaching of skills appropriate to those adults' needs. An introduction describes national standards and qualifications, learners,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Arithmetic, Basic Skills
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
Phan, Oanh – 2001
The participation of women in vocational education and training (VET) in Australia in 1996-1999 was examined. Data for the analysis were obtained from annual national VET data collections and relevant reports. The analysis focused on the following areas: general trends, fields of study, qualifications, areas of learning, module outcomes,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Course Selection (Students), Credits
Centeno, Luis Gomes; Sarmento, Ana Leonor – 2001
The financing of vocational education and training (VET) in Portugal was examined. The examination focused on the following topics: (1) the economic, political, legal, and administrative contexts of funding; (2) the funding framework for VET in Portugal; (3) initial vocational training (IVT); (4) continuing vocational training (CVT); and (5)…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Continuing Education, Coordination
Jobs for the Future, Inc., Cambridge, MA. – 2001
In the United States today, too many hardworking people are unable to earn enough through work to support their families. Policymakers can help change this situation by taking the following steps: (1) keep work central; (2) promote family-supporting work; (3) invest in education and work skills; (4) make it easier for individuals to stay employed…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities
Grelet, Yvette; Mansuy, Michele; Thomas, Gwenaelle – 2001
Data from longitudinal school leavers' surveys in France and Ireland were compared to determine types of transition pathways leading to unsuccessful conclusions. Focus was on outcomes of the transition process for school leavers unemployed five years after leaving and for employed young people whose earnings did not allow them to be financially…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Dropouts
Cornell, Robert – 2001
Policies and practices promoting youth entrepreneurship in Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) member countries were reviewed. Special attention was paid to the following issues: youth unemployment; contrasting employment situations and policy approaches in individual OECD countries; a definition of self-employment; and the…
Descriptors: Business Education, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Delivery Systems
Ball, Katrina; Lamb, Stephen – 2001
The vocational education and training (VET) outcomes of Australian school-leavers were examined. School non-completers identified in the 1995 national cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) were tracked annually from 1995, and their school experiences, educational attainment, and postschool participation in education,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Apprenticeships, Course Selection (Students), Dropout Research
Misko, Josie – 2001
A study was conducted to determine whether Vocational Education and Training in Schools programs, and in particular, structured workplace learning (SWL) programs in Australia were successful in leading students to employment or further education. A total of 8,249 school leavers who left school in 1999 (15 percent of total school leavers) and had…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Cooperative Education, Developed Nations, Dropouts
Smart, Nigel, Ed. – 2001
This volume on apprenticeships in Australia summarizes 11 research studies. After an "Introduction" (Nigel Smart), the reports are: "Apprenticeship in Australia: A Concise History" (John Ray); "Issues and Directions from the Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeship Literature" (Stephen Saunders); "Determinants…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Blue Collar Occupations, Delivery Systems
Dumbrell, T.; Finnegan, W.; de Montfort, R. – 2001
A study examined geographical distribution of Australian apprenticeship commencements (ACs) in the context of various labor force and population statistics by industry, location of jobs by industry, and youth population. Apprenticeship and traineeship statistics between 1995-98 were examined to demonstrate differences in development of the system…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Demography, Developed Nations
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
Lamb, Stephen; McKenzie, Phillip – 2001
Patterns of success and failure in the transition from school to work in Australia in the 1980s-1990s were examined by analyzing data from the Australian Youth Survey. Of those studied, 20% found full-time jobs upon leaving school and remained in full-time employment for the next 7 years, 13% obtained apprenticeships or traineeships leading to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment
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