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Education, work and social change : young people and marginalization in post-industrial Britain

Author: Robin Simmons; Ron Thompson, Dr.; Lisa Russell
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) is rising to alarming levels across the globe and costing the economy billions. Current government attempts at diminishing NEET levels have failed to take effect, and the NEET category remains a continuing source of hotly contested public and media interest. This book is based upon a longitudinal study of the lives of a set of young people in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Simmons; Ron Thompson, Dr.; Lisa Russell
ISBN: 9781137335920 1137335920 9781137335937 1137335939
OCLC Number: 888022592
Description: x, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Poverty, social exclusion and marginalization --
Young people not in education, employment or training --
Researching the lives of marginalized young people --
Education, training and youth employment --
Danny's story --
Hailey's story --
Sean's story --
Family, community and welfare --
Isla's story --
Saheera's story --
Cayden's story --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robin Simmons, Professor of Education, University of Huddersfield, UK ; Ron Thompson, Principal Lecturer in Education, University of Huddersfield, UK ; Lisa Russell, Senior Research Fellow in Education, University of Huddersfield, UK.

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Drawing on a longitudinal study of the lives of NEET young people, this book looks beyond dominant discourses on youth unemployment to provide a rich, detailed account of young people's experiences  Read more...

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