Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work

  • Guy Tchibozo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

  3. The Demand for Cultural and Social Diversity

  4. Responses from the School-to-Work Transition Systems

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Guy Tchibozo
      Pages 225-226
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-232

About this book

Introduction

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.

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Tchibozo
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de LimogesLimogesFrench S.Territ

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5107-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5106-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5107-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1871-3041
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-221X
  • About this book