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Title Transitions from education to work : new perspectives from Europe and beyond / edited by Rachel Brooks
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents Changing transitions? School-to-work in the 1990s : Modelling transitions with large-scale datasets -- Interrogating the notion of transition : learner experiences of multiple transitions between the vocational- and higher-eduction sectors -- Making transitions. Social capital key for successful school-to-work transitions? Analyzing migrant youths' trajectories and social networks -- Living with poor basic skills? The role of 'skills for life' in education-to-work transitions -- Stories of survival : the struggle for resiliency in the post-institutional life course of former residential-education students-- 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 -- Gap year travel: youth transition or youth transformation? -- The role of volunteering in transitions from higher education to work -- Rethinking transitions. Education, transition and e-portfolios: smoothing out the bumps -- Governing school-to-work transitions : shaping the future worker -- 'Mind the gap' : reassessing transitions to adulthood using young people's accounts of undertaking short-term employment
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-254) index
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Subject Education, Cooperative -- Cross-cultural studies.
School-to-work transition -- Cross-cultural studies.
Vocational education -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Brooks, Rachel, 1971-
ISBN 0230235409 (electronic bk.)
9780230235403 (electronic bk.)