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O'Connor, Christopher D. – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
In recent decades, young people's transitions from school to work have undergone substantial changes. As young people make their way from compulsory schooling to employment, they find themselves having to navigate an increasingly complex, technologically innovative and globalised world. These social changes have prompted youth researchers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Decision Making, Interviews
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Stehlik, Tom – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
The "gap year" is defined as a time between the end of school and the beginning of further studies in which young people engage in a variety of activities, including paid or voluntary work. "Gapping" is a significant trend globally for young people deferring formal study after completing school, before commencing further or…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Work Experience, Academic Aspiration
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Aynsley, Sarah; Crossouard, Barbara – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
This paper is based on a small-scale mixed-method research project, which was located in south-east England and was funded by the British Academy. The project, investigated the factors that affected young people's decisions not to progress to higher education (HE) after following a Level 3 vocational pathway in upper secondary education. Set…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Transitional Programs
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Heinz, Walter R. – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
Based on the results of transition studies in the UK, Germany, USA and Canada, the virtues of analysing the structural contexts, institutional arrangements and the young peoples' action orientations are presented. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, school and the labour market have become more and more decoupled and transition routes…
Descriptors: Employment, Labor Market, Young Adults, Foreign Countries