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Ziegler, Derek – Association for Children of New Jersey, 2004
"Camden Kids Count 2004" provides a snapshot of child well-being in one of New Jersey's most impoverished cities, in the hopes of helping both city and state policymakers make use of limited resources to help New Jersey's neediest children. Here are some major findings documented in this report: (1) Thirty-five percent of Camden's…
Descriptors: Population Trends, English (Second Language), Postsecondary Education, Transportation
Human Resources Development Canada, 2003
The recent publication of "Knowledge Matters: Skills and Learning for Canadians" highlights the importance of human capital as a means of improving the economic well-being of Canadians. This monitoring report looks at a subset of the issues in the document with a focus on the participation in training while unemployed. The report looks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Economic Development, Unemployment
Mossoux, Anne France, Ed. – 2003
This brochure identifies key figures on vocational education and training (VET) and VET-related topics in Europe using harmonized data from Eurostat. Throughout, figures of candidate countries are compared to those of European Union (EU) member states. Background information on the education and training systems is as follows: increasing numbers…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Indicators, Educational Practices
Virgona, Crina; Waterhouse, Peter; Sefton, Robin; Sansuinetti, Jill – 2003
The role of generic skills in the lives, work, and employment of 127 dislocated workers in a broad cross-section of job categories in five areas of Australia were examined through individual interviews, focus groups, and a survey questionnaire. Selected findings are as follows: (1) generic skills are developed in all areas of human endeavor,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
The "New Economy" implies a society in which information/communication technology is changing the nature of the workplace and contributing to more efficient and productive practices geared toward improving the quality of products and services. Recent events such as the collapse of dot.coms and corporate scandals have led some to doubt…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Career Development, Decentralization, Economic Change
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Is the positive potential of globalization being realized? Are transnational careers becoming a reality? What effects are uncertainty and continuous change having on career development? There is evidence that a growing number of companies are exporting both blue- and white-collar jobs overseas, although some contend that it is new technologies…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Cross Cultural Training
Muller, Petra; Kurtz, Beate – 2003
The equality of the opportunities available to males and females in Germany's labor market was examined. The study compared employment patterns among women and men and the extent to which selected discretionary benefits of Germany's Federal Employment Service benefit women and men. Selected results were as follows: (1) women are under-represented…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Differences, Education Work Relationship, Employed Women
Couppie, Thomas; Epiphane, Dominique – Training & Employment, 2002
Findings from the 1992 Generation survey carried out by Creq in 1997 among young people exiting the French school system indicates that work-related disparities encountered by young labor market entrants in France can be characterized according to the worker's gender. Obstacles facing women include the following: (1) risk of unemployment or…
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Certificates
Buck, Maria L. – 2002
This report highlights issues for policymakers and provides guidance to states and localities implementing the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) by describing the successes and struggles of five cities implementing the new legislation. It presents WIA's basic framework and discusses its impact on these four major audiences: employment and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Certification, Dislocated Workers
Ryan, Chris – 2002
The longer-term employment and training outcomes of enrollment in vocational education and training (VET) were examined. The study analyzed data from the 1993 "Survey of Training and Education Experience" (STE) and the 1997 "Survey of Education and Training Experience" (SET) which were conducted by the Australian Bureau of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Selection (Students), Definitions, Disabilities
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia). – 2002
In the year 2000, approximately 1.75 million Australians (13.2% of the country's population) undertook some form of vocational education and training (VET). Of all VET students, 75.5% undertook training with Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and other government providers versus 13.0% with community providers and 11.5% with other registered…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Education, Course Selection (Students), Education Work Relationship
Livingstone, D. W. – 2002
Canadians' employment and working patterns were examined by analyzing the 1998 survey called New Approaches to Lifelong Learning and other recent surveys by Statistics Canada. "Work" was defined as comprising household labor, community volunteer activities, and paid employment, and "learning" was defined as comprising informal…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Data Analysis, Definitions
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia). – 2002
Student outcomes at Australia's technical and further education (TAFE) institutes were compared to those at Australian universities. The study was based on data from a survey completed by 39,426 individuals who had graduated from TAFE courses in 2000 and a survey of the more than 150,000 individuals who graduated from an Australian university in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes
Hidalgo, Carlos Otero; Machado, Andres Munoz; Rodriguez, Carlos J. Fernandez – 2002
This publication offers a brief description of Spain's vocational training system and its radical overhaul since the early 1990s in an effort to adjust to the new economic and social context in Europe. Particular attention is paid to these three subsystems: (1) regulated vocational training that reflects the impact of reforms introduced by the…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Continuing Education, Decentralization
Jurmo, Paul – Literacy Harvest, 2002
Most of the job losses that occurred in New York City after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center occurred in low-wage jobs held by lower-skilled workers. Many of those affected faced multiple obstacles limiting their employment prospects, including limited literacy and English language skills and a lack of "connections" to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Curriculum Development
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