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ERIC Number: EJ764451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Developing a "Productive" Account of Young People's Transition Perspectives
Vaughan, Karen; Roberts, Josie
Journal of Education and Work, v20 n2 p91-105 Apr 2007
This article draws on the first two years of a longitudinal study of young people's pathway and career-related experiences and perspectives. It argues for a richer conceptualisation of young people's transition to study, training and employment than what simple school-to-labour market models allow. We present four clusters of young people's interview narratives--the Hopeful Reactors, the Passion Honers, the Anxious Seekers and the Confident Explorers--and examine the way that each differently splices together elements of security and exploration in their trajectories. We suggest a focus on the dual "production" of identity and career to augment analyses of transition and career development for young people. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand