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Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work

Tchibozo, Guy (Ed.)

2013, XVI, 232 p.

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  • First book to embrace professional education and cultural diversity Helps educational stakeholders to handle multiculturality
  • Explains how the school-to-work transition can benefit from diversity

This edited volume provides multidisciplinary and international insights into the policy, managerial and educational aspects of diverse students’ transitions from education to employment. As employers require increasing global competence on the part of those leaving education, this research asks whether increasing multiculturalism in developed societies, often seen as a challenge to their cohesion, is in fact a potential advantage in an evolving employment sector. This is a vital and under-researched field, and this new publication in Springer’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training series provides analysis both of theory and empirical data, submitted by researchers from nine nations including the USA, Oman, Malaysia, and countries in the European Union.

The papers trace the origins of business demand for diversity in their workforce’s skill set, including national, local and institutional contexts. They also consider how social, demographic, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity inform the attitudes of those seeking work—and those seeking workers. With clear suggestions for future research, this work on a topic of rising profile will be read with interest by educators, policy makers, employers and careers advisors.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » cultural diversity - diversity in schools - diversity in the labor market - education-to-work transition - intercultural education - multicultural competence - multicultural management - multiculturality education - school-to-work transition - social diversity - transition to work - workforce diversity

Related subjects » Education & Language - Labor Economics - Professional & Vocational Education

Table of contents 

Part I – Introduction.- Chapter 1. Leveraging diversity to promote successful transition from education to work.- Part II. The Demand for Cultural and Social Diversity.- Chapter 2. Cultural and Social Diversity in the United States: A Compelling National Interest.- Chapter 3. Perceptions of the Demand for Cultural Diversity in the Omani Workplace and Its Availability among Secondary School Students.- Chapter 4. Cultural diversity and the school-to-work transition:  a relational perspective.- Chapter 5. Workforce Diversity in Malaysia: Current and Future Demand of Persons With Disabilities.- Part III. Responses from the school-to-work transition systems.- Chapter 6. A capability approach to cultural diversity in school to work transitions: Amartya Sen and young adult’s diversely different education and work communities.- Chapter 7. Ranciere and leadership for reforms to school-to-work transition: The presupposition of equality of theoretical assets from diverse educational cultures.- Chapter 8. Empowering Teacher Students for diversity in schools: Mentorship Model as a Mediator in Sweden.- Chapter 9. Embracing diversity by bridging the school-to-work transition of students with disabilities in Malaysia.- Chapter 10. Walking in multiple worlds. Successful school-to-work transitions for Aboriginal and cultural minority youth.- Chapter 11. Cultural Diversity in a School-to-work Transition Program for Undergraduate Students.- Conclusion.

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