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Maguire, Sue – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper examines the role of the UK's post-16 education and training system in supporting the young unemployed. It maps the trajectory of a series of time-limited policy initiatives, which have attempted to install a training system for young people alongside containing fluctuating levels of youth unemployment. The impact of the expansion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Unemployment, Public Policy
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
This paper explores the changes and continuities to apprenticeship in England since the 1960s. It argues that apprenticeship is primarily a model of learning that still has relevance for skill formation, personal development and employer need. It also argues that, since the late 1970s and the introduction of state-sponsored youth training,…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Vaughan, Karen; Roberts, Josie – Journal of Education and Work, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Career Development, Education Work Relationship
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Merino, Rafael – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
The transition from school to work has been intensely examined by different disciplines. However, this transition has rarely been examined in relation to the experiences acquired by young people in their free time, from a longitudinal perspective. This article analyses the impact of one type of experience, membership in organisations, in the young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Leisure Time, Debate
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Rathzel, Nora – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
The labour market in Sweden today does not offer a rosy picture for young people. Among them are youth with a migrant background that have the lowest chance of becoming employed. The table below shows the unemployment rates of young people with a migrant background. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 11 notes.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Young Adults, Labor Market
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Beck, Vanessa; Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
This paper is based on research conducted as part of the Equal Opportunities Commission's General Formal Investigation into gender segregation in the United Kingdom labour market. The project comprised a survey of and focus groups with 14/15 year-olds in eight English schools in spring 2004 and a survey of 15/16 year-olds in four Welsh schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Labor Market, Focus Groups
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O'Connor, Henrietta; Goodwin, John – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
In the early 1960s researchers at the University of Leicester carried out a unique survey into the school-to-work transition experiences of nearly 900 young adults. The survey documented most aspects of the school leavers' lives; however, the majority of the data from this Young Worker Project remained unanalysed and unpublished for nearly 40…
Descriptors: Females, Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Gender Differences
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Ramsden, Mark; Bennett, Robert; Fuller, Crispian – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
Using secondary data and new survey evidence from local LSC's, this article assesses the progress of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). It does so with particular reference to three current policy priorities: to ensure national coherence but with sensitivity to the local context, to increase the demand-led element of education and training,…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Young Adults
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Pillay, Hitendra; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian; Wilss, Lynn; Rhodes, Sean – Journal of Education and Work, 2003
Thirty-nine participants aged over 40 and 16 participants aged under 40, from a medical organization and a transport organization, were interviewed to obtain data regarding their conceptions of work and learning at work amid changing workplace practices. A phenomenographic approach was adopted to analyse the data. Frequency distributions of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Older Adults, Education Work Relationship, Young Adults