Moving from Education to Work The most outstanding feature of education in Germany is its extensive apprenticeship system: approximately two thirds of young people combine learning in schools with in-company training. This system of dual education is considered a main determinant of Germany?s high quality labour force and low youth unemployment. In the Netherlands, dual education also exists, but full-time education in schools is more popular. This paper analyses the labour market performance and the contents, organization and finance of dual vocational education for 13-16 year olds. "The match between education and work: What can we learn from the German apprenticeship system?" is by Corina den Broeder of the CPB - Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. Also of interest is School to Work: Making a Difference in Education by Katherine Hughes, Thomas Bailey and Melinda Mechur (Institute on Education and the Economy) which examines the experience of the US under the School to Work Opportunities Act.
By CPB - Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, US, Netherlands and Germany.
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Supply Teachers. The last decade has seen a significant, but rarely discussed, rise in the number and use of supply teachers. This paper, written by Dara Barlin and Joe Hallgarten, evaluates the current state and potential future of supply teaching in England. It recommends that supply teachers receive continuing professional training and development and that steps should be taken to increase staff retention amongst supply teachers.
By Institute for Public Policy Research , UK.
Home Schooling. Home schooling is usually provided by either ideologues or pedagogues - seeking to protect their children from outside influences or to improve their educational experience. "Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream" places home schooling in context: providing evidence on the educational attainment, parental background and the socialization of home-taught children. Patrick Basham argues that while it is not suitable or desirable for all families it is an inexpensive private alternative that should be taken seriously.
By Fraser Institute , Canada.
Special Education. This volume seeks to open up the debate about the future of special education in America. It contains essays on the future of funding special educational programmes, the disproportionate numbers of ethnic minority students who are classified with a learning disability, and special education as a type of school choice system. Edited by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Andrew J. Rotherham & Charles R. Hokanson, Jr.
By Progressive Policy Institute , US.