ERIC Number: ED444019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
On Their Own? Making the Transition from School to Work in the Information Age.
Crysdale, Stewart; King, Alan J. C.; Mandell, Nancy
This book examines the factors responsible for the difficulties being experienced by many young Canadians trying to find permanent jobs in a growing economy and explains how Canadian youths can make the best use of the opportunities offered by academic and other programs to find a satisfying life in the workforce. The following are among the topics discussed in the book's 10 chapters: (1) theories of transition and a holistic developmental model; (2) the role of early experiences in successful transition from school to work; (3) the influence of family heritage (class, gender, ethnicity); (4) education, transition, and the salience of learning (parents' and youths' education, key purposes of education, correlates of parents' aspirations for youth); (5) cooperative education as a bridging program (toward the integration of education and employment, theory and analysis, characteristics of cooperative education students, effectiveness and improvement of cooperative education, work study students); (6) employers and transition; (7) value consonance and transition; (8) testing the model of transition as a cumulative process; (9) comparative models of transition in Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden; and (10) dimensions of transition and conditions for attainment. Eighteen tables/figures are included. Appended are 17 additional tables. The bibliography contains 215 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Education, Decision Making, Economic Climate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Environmental Influences, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Models, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Social Class, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Values, Work Environment, Youth Employment
CUP Services, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851-6525. Tel: 607-277-2211. (ISBN-0-7735-1805-3 (paper) $19.95; ISBN 0-7735-1785-5 (cloth) $55.00).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Sweden; United Kingdom (Great Britain)