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ERIC Number: ED444019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 178
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7735-1805-3
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Sweden; United Kingdom (Great Britain)