Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58452
Title:
Basic skills and transitions to adulthood
Authors:
Simpson, D. (Donald); Cieslik, M. (Mark)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.; Social Futures Institute. Youth Research Unit.
Citation:
Simpson, D. and Cieslik, M. (2007) 'Basic skills and transitions to adulthood', Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research, 15 (4), pp.395-412.
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research
Issue Date:
Nov-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58452
DOI:
10.1177/110330880701500404
Additional Links:
http://you.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/15/4/395
Abstract:
This article reports on the findings of a qualitative research project conducted in the North East of England. This project involved interviews with 55 young adults in an attempt to explore the impact of poor basic skills on transitions to adulthood. Poor basic skills have been identifued across Europe as a problem facing nation states, groups and individuals. But apart from large-scale survey-based studies (Bynner and Parsons, 2001), previous youth research has neglected the process through which basic skills play a role in transitions to adulthood. Proposing a social theory of situated basic skills as communal and individual resources, the authors develop an approach that is sensitive to both structure and agency in theorizing the role of literacy, numeracy and oracy in transitions. They claim that the mobilization of basic skills resources and their role across the life-course can best be understood by using a conceptualization of agency that recognizes the importance of reflexivity as a mediating link between subjective (agential) and objective (structural) dimensions of transition.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
basic skills; literacy; numeracy; youth transitions; transitions; North East England; young adults
ISSN:
1103-3088
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 30/11/09]. Full text freely available from http://you.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/15/4/395.
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 30/11/2009]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, D. (Donald)en
dc.contributor.authorCieslik, M. (Mark)en
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:52:25Zen
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:52:25Zen
dc.date.issued2007-11en
dc.identifier.citationYoung: Nordic Journal of Youth Research; 15(4): 395-412en
dc.identifier.issn1103-3088en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/110330880701500404en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58452en
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on the findings of a qualitative research project conducted in the North East of England. This project involved interviews with 55 young adults in an attempt to explore the impact of poor basic skills on transitions to adulthood. Poor basic skills have been identifued across Europe as a problem facing nation states, groups and individuals. But apart from large-scale survey-based studies (Bynner and Parsons, 2001), previous youth research has neglected the process through which basic skills play a role in transitions to adulthood. Proposing a social theory of situated basic skills as communal and individual resources, the authors develop an approach that is sensitive to both structure and agency in theorizing the role of literacy, numeracy and oracy in transitions. They claim that the mobilization of basic skills resources and their role across the life-course can best be understood by using a conceptualization of agency that recognizes the importance of reflexivity as a mediating link between subjective (agential) and objective (structural) dimensions of transition.en
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://you.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/15/4/395en
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 30/11/09]. Full text freely available from http://you.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/15/4/395.en
dc.subjectbasic skillsen
dc.subjectliteracyen
dc.subjectnumeracyen
dc.subjectyouth transitionsen
dc.subjecttransitionsen
dc.subjectNorth East Englanden
dc.subjectyoung adultsen
dc.titleBasic skills and transitions to adulthooden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.en
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Futures Institute. Youth Research Unit.en
dc.identifier.journalYoung: Nordic Journal of Youth Researchen
ref.assessmentRAE 2008en
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 30/11/2009]en
or.citation.harvardSimpson, D. and Cieslik, M. (2007) 'Basic skills and transitions to adulthood', Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research, 15 (4), pp.395-412.en
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