Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work

Editors: Tchibozo, Guy (Ed.)

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Leveraging Diversity to Promote Successful Transition from Education to Work

    Tchibozo, Guy

    Pages 3-18

  • Cultural and Social Diversity in the United States: A Compelling National Interest

    Mitchell, Charles E.

    Pages 21-35

  • Perceptions of the Demand for Cultural Diversity in the Omani Workplace and Its Availability Among Secondary School Students

    Al-Harthi, Aisha Salim (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Cultural Diversity and the School-To-Work Transition: A Relational Perspective

    Feighery, William G.

    Pages 55-86

  • Workforce Diversity in Malaysia: Current and Future Demand of Persons with Disabilities

    Othman, Rosly

    Pages 87-110

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5106-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9827-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work
Editors
  • Guy Tchibozo
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5107-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5107-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5106-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9827-4
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 232
Topics