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  • noun Plural form of NEET.


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  • Professor Rob Macdonald, from Teeside University, told the committee that the term NEETs is a British export now used in other countries.

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  • Professor Richard Pring told the committee that the term NEETs hides the complexity of the situation, which varies widely not just from region to region but from community to community.

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  • Professor Jocey Quinn told the education select committee that the use of the term NEETs to describe these teenagers masks the many different reasons they are in that situation.

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  • One European Union study this year found that 17 per cent of Britain's youth are classified as "NEETs" - for Not in Employment, Education or Training, in other words high-school dropouts with no prospects of employment - the fourth-highest percentage in the European Union.

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  • We now have a serious problem with so called NEETs "Not currently engaged in Employment, Education or Training", that portion of school leavers who took up factory/mining work etc. but who are now without a means to earn a living and are becoming a serious issue in the UK - just look at how the valleys have fared with factory and pit closures.

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  • It has consistently had more young people who are not in education, employment or training (so-called NEETs) than many comparable countries (see chart on previous page).

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • Because this can include people in part-time work or training, this is not quite the same as the so-called NEETs - not in employment, education or training.

    BBC Blog Network

  • The LGA Group wants to see further powers handed down to councils, which could then do more effective work to tackle the issue of young people not in any form of education, work or training, so-called 'NEETs'.

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  • We see the 'NEETs' problem as being at the crux of so many important issues, from developing curriculum choices suitable for 21st century young people, to better utilising technology in learning to engage and support learners in new ways.

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  • The death rate of "NEETs", and the educational performance of looked after children

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