Choice, Pathways and Transitions Post-16
New Youth, New Economies in the Global City
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This internationally appealing book is based on a two-year case study of a group of young people as they move through their final year of mandatory schooling and into their first year of post-16 experience. It looks at their choices, the market behaviour of local education and training providers and those who help and advise these choices. The authors show that recent and current political policies for post-16 education disadvantage, marginalise and exclude young people rather than improve their life chances. The book draws together the major issues and attempts to suggest alternative ways forward for a more inclusive post-16 education and training system.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Landscapes of Choice – Horizons for Action; Chapter 2 The Research and the Young People: Working in the ‘Ruins’; Chapter 3 Making and Escaping Identity, Amma, Michael, Amma, Rena, Delisha; Chapter 4 At Risk of Social Exclusion, Debra, Ayesha; Chapter 5 Learning Fatigue, ‘Choice Biographies’ and Leisure, Aaron, Lucy, Anne; Chapter 6 In a Glass of Their Own; Chapter 7 Just ‘Ordinary’ Young Men, Luke, Jordan; Chapter 8 Lost in Time and Space? ‘Drafting’ a Life – ‘Just’ and ‘Not Yet’, Fiona, Jolene, Daryl, Warren; Chapter 9 Futures on ‘Hold’, Gabrielle, Gillian, Carlene, Mehalet; Chapter 10 Constructing New Futures in the ‘New Economies’?, Rees, Wayne; Chapter 11 Themes and Issues and ‘Overburdened Representations’;
Stephen J. Ball, Meg Maguire, Sheila Macrae
'The authors are to be congratualted on the impressive theoretical breadth of their reading, and in the impressive way that this diverse theorising is critically examined and used in relation to their data.' - Phil Hodkinson, British Journal of Educational Studies