Skills for life? Basic skills and marginal transitions from school to work

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58454
Title:
Skills for life? Basic skills and marginal transitions from school to work
Authors:
Cieslik, M. (Mark); Simpson, D. (Donald)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.; Social Futures Institute. Youth Research Unit.
Citation:
Cieslik, M. and Simpson, D. (2006) 'Skills for life? Basic skills and marginal transitions from school to work', Journal of Youth Studies, 9 (2), pp.213-229.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Youth Studies
Issue Date:
May-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58454
DOI:
10.1080/13676260600635656
Abstract:
This paper reports on a qualitative research project that explored the influence of basic skills on the school-to-work transitions of young adults. Large numbers of young people have poor skills yet it is a neglected area of study. We document how skill competencies act as barriers to learning and labour market opportunities, illustrating that some individuals are ‘reticent’ about accessing opportunities and that individual decisionmaking and agency are important to transitions. The paper illustrates the relationships between decision-making and the structuring effects of prior learning experiences and indicates therefore how structural conditioning and agential processes are linked and together shape transition routes.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
skills; school; work; transition; young people; adults; learning; education; employment
ISSN:
1469-9680
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 08/01/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 08/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorCieslik, M. (Mark)-
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, D. (Donald)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:52:28Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:52:28Z-
dc.date.issued2006-05-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Youth Studies; 9 (2): 213-229-
dc.identifier.issn1469-9680-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13676260600635656-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58454-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on a qualitative research project that explored the influence of basic skills on the school-to-work transitions of young adults. Large numbers of young people have poor skills yet it is a neglected area of study. We document how skill competencies act as barriers to learning and labour market opportunities, illustrating that some individuals are ‘reticent’ about accessing opportunities and that individual decisionmaking and agency are important to transitions. The paper illustrates the relationships between decision-making and the structuring effects of prior learning experiences and indicates therefore how structural conditioning and agential processes are linked and together shape transition routes.-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis-
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 08/01/2010]-
dc.subjectskills-
dc.subjectschool-
dc.subjectwork-
dc.subjecttransition-
dc.subjectyoung people-
dc.subjectadults-
dc.subjectlearning-
dc.subjecteducation-
dc.subjectemployment-
dc.titleSkills for life? Basic skills and marginal transitions from school to work-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.-
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Futures Institute. Youth Research Unit.-
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Youth Studies-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 08/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardCieslik, M. and Simpson, D. (2006) 'Skills for life? Basic skills and marginal transitions from school to work', Journal of Youth Studies, 9 (2), pp.213-229.-
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