Experience of School Transitions

Policies, Practice and Participants

Editors: Billett, S., Johnson, G., Thomas, S., Sim, C., Hay, S., Ryan, J. (Eds.)

  • First volume on school transitions from a broad international perspective
  • Provides a theoretical and empirical understanding of young people's transition experiences
  • Advises about how these transitions might best progress
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About this book

Leaving school, whether to move on to training, work or education, is a fundamental rite of passage the world over. This volume draws on a wealth of international sources and studies in its analysis of the ‘transitions’ young students make as they move on from their secondary schooling. It identifies how these transitions are planned for by policymakers, enacted by school staff and engaged with by students themselves. With data from a range of nations with advanced industrial economies, the book delineates how the policies relating to these transitions need to be conceived and implemented, how the transitions themselves are negotiated by young people, and how they might be shaped to meet the varied needs of the students they are designed to help. The authors argue that the relationship, often complex, between what schools provide in the way of preparation, and the ways in which students take up what is on offer, is the crucial nexus for understanding the experience of transitions by young people, and for enhancing that experience. With a host of case studies of transition policies themselves, as well as evaluative data on how they were received by the school leavers whom they were designed for, this valuable addition to the educational literature deserves to be read by all those with roles in preparing the young for their journey into a complex adult world full of pitfalls as well as opportunity.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Experiences of School Transitions: Policies, Practice and Participants

    Billett, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Reconciling the System World with the Life Worlds of Young Adults: Where Next for Youth Transition Policies?

    Evans, Karen

    Pages 23-42

  • Bridging School and Work: A Person-in-Context Model for Enabling Resilience in At-Risk Youth

    DeLuca, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 43-67

  • The American Shortcut to VET: Global Policy Borrowing for the Post-16 Educational Arena

    Lakes, Richard D. (et al.)

    Pages 71-86

  • Access, Coping and Relevance of Education in Youth Transitions: The German Transition System Between Labour Society and Knowledge Society

    Walther, Andreas

    Pages 87-106

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4198-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4197-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9277-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experience of School Transitions
Book Subtitle
Policies, Practice and Participants
Editors
  • Stephen Billett
  • Greer Johnson
  • Sue Thomas
  • Cheryl Sim
  • Stephen Hay
  • Jill Ryan
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4198-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4198-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4197-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9277-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 276
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