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A Study on the Improvement of Korea’s Work-Based Learning Program for Non-academic and Unemployed Youth: Comparison of U.K.

Hong Seoin 1 An, Soyoung 2 정영순 1

1이화여자대학교
2이화여자대학교 일반대학원 사회복지학과

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to compare and analyze the work-based learning programs of the U.K. in order to find out the successful strategies of the Korea’s youth internship which has not got employment effects. Furthermore, to seek a fundamental improvement plan of the Korea's work-based learning programs. The implications through comparative analysis are as follows. For internship performances, the curriculum should be standardized on the basis of industry-specific job criteria, which can be reflected by industrial demands and be correspond to needs at the workplace. Also, it is imperative that the curriculum is linked to national qualifications to guarantee the job ability. Additionally, an infrastructure for effectively monitoring, managing, and evaluating programs should be established. However, these strategies are still constrained in improving the job ability of vulnerable targets and fostering the future-leading manpower in the new industry. In order to reform the work-based learning program, it needs to be structured with a variety of programs suitable for different levels of participants by introducing traineeship, apprenticeship and further education.

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