New Migrants in the UK

Education, Training and Employment

August 2008
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    26th August 2008
  • ISBN 9781858563503
  • Language English
  • Pages 220 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images graphs

This study of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK and their education, training, and employment is based on the academic and policy literature and empirical data from five major studies. It sets out the political context to seeking asylum in the UK and explores current policy and practice regarding education, training, and employment of new migrants over the age of sixteen and how policy affects their access to appropriate services.

The book draws on extensive empirical research to explore the education and training needs and aspirations of new migrants, their skills, qualifications, and work experiences and how these relate to education, training, and employment opportunities currently on offer in the UK. The perspectives of training providers and employers on working with new migrants are also examined. The authors conclude that the government’s laissez faire approach needs to be replaced with well-targeted and resourced integration programs, and present a model for developing an effective program.

With its combination of policy and literature analysis, up-to-the-minute academic research, and clearly presented policy recommendations, this book will be invaluable to policymakers, academics, and service providers.

Acknowledgements; 1) Migration and Asylum Policy; 2) Education, Training and Employment for Integration and Inclusion; 3) Exploring New Migrant’s Experiences of Education, Training and Employments: Methodological Considerations and Research Approach; 4) The Exclusion of New Migrants form Learning; 5) Providing Learning for New Migrants; 6) Supporting Refugees into Employment and Learning; 7) Employing new Migrants; 8) From Exclusion to Integration via Employability; References; Index.

Jenny Phillimore

Jenny Phillimore undertakes research on the employability of new migrants and other excluded groups at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham.

Lisa Goodson

Lisa Goodson is a lecturer at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, specializing in qualitative methodologies and policy research in relation to new migrants.