More documents from Solga, Heike

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

"A fault confessed is half redressed": review essay on low-achieving school leavers' access to apprenticeships and their returns to participation in prevocational training measures

[working paper]

Solga, Heike

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(external source)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Corporate Editor Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH
Abstract This review focusses on the transition of low-achieving school leavers -that is, those who left regular schools or special schools for students with learning disabilities without or with only a lower secondary school degree- into the vocational education and training (VET) system. Most of them do not enter regular VET programs after finishing school but participate in prevocational measures. Some of them are able to eventually enter regular VET programs while others are never able to do so. The review summarizes what we know about how participation in prevocational measures influences the probability of subsequently entering regular VET programs and if so, why. The review shows the little knowledge we have about for whom these measures generate new opportunities, and for whom they reinforce disadvantages. The review includes research on access to regular VET programs because selection processes at this stage result in a selective -not random- group of participants in prevocational measures and research on prevocational programs. (author's abstract)
Keywords school graduation; training; vocational education; vocational preparation; educational program; learning disability; performance disorder
Classification Occupational Research, Occupational Sociology; Macroanalysis of the Education System, Economics of Education, Educational Policy
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
City Berlin
Page/Pages 13 p.
Series Discussion Papers / Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Forschungsschwerpunkt Bildung, Arbeit und Lebenschancen, Abteilung Ausbildung und Arbeitsmarkt, SP I 2015-501
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications