Transitions From Education To Work: New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

EditorRachel Brooks

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Bringing together contributions from international scholars, this book explores the changing nature of young people's transitions and challenges assumptions about pathways from education into employment in contemporary society.

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Bringing together contributions from international scholars, this book explores the changing nature of young people's transitions and challenges assumptions about pathways from education into employment in contemporary society.

RACHEL BROOKS is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Political, International and Policy Studies at the University of Surrey, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.82 × 5.62 × 0.87 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230201636

ISBN - 13:9780230201637

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Notes on the Contributors
Transitions from Education to Work: An Introduction;  R.Brooks
PART I: CHANGING TRANSITIONS
School-to-Work in the 1990s: Modelling Transitions with Large-scale Datasets;  V.Gayle, P.Lambert & S.Murray
Interrogating the Notion of Transition: Learner Experiences of Multiple Transitions Between the Vocational and Higher Education Sectors;  R.Harris & L.Rainey
PART II: MAKING TRANSITIONS
Social Capital as Key for Successful School-to-Work Transitions? Analyzing Migrant Youths’ Trajectories and Social Networks; N.Waechter, J.Blum & P.Scheibelhofer
Living with Poor Basic Skills? The Role of ‘Skills for Life’ in Education-to-work Transitions;  M.Cieslik & D.Simpson
Stories of Survival: The Struggle for Resiliency in the Post-institutional Life Course of Former Residential Education Students;  M.Jahnukainen
PART III: EMERGING SITES OF TRANSITION
The Relevance of University Education and Fears of Unemployment: Perceptions of University Students Making Transitions to the World of Work in Ghana;  M.Tagoe
Gap Year Travel: Youth Transition or Youth Transformation?;  N.Johan
The Role of Volunteering in the Transition from Higher Education to Work;  N.Matthews, P.Green, D.Hall & I.Hall
PART IV: RETHINKING TRANSITIONS
Education, Transition and e-Portfolios: Smoothing out the Bumps;  D.Young
Governing School-to-work Transitions: Shaping the Future Worker;  J.Bye
‘Mind the Gap’: Reassessing Transitions to Adulthood using Young People’s Accounts of Undertaking Short-term Employment;  A.King
Conclusion;  R.Brooks
Index