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On Their Own : Making the Transition from School to Work in the Information Age

Crysdale, Stewart; King, Alan J.; Mandell, Nancy

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ISBN 10: 0773518053 / ISBN 13: 9780773518056
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1999
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23cm, 178p, "Transition from school to work is one of the toughest challenges facing Canadian youth in the information age but On Their Own can help make the passage smooth and successful.". Bookseller Inventory # 4663

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Title: On Their Own : Making the Transition from ...

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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Using a sample of 324 young adults in four urban centres who left high school in the mid-1980s as well as interviews with representative parents, former teachers, and employers, the authors identify factors that ease transition from school to. These include level of education, social class, gender, ethnicity, aspirations of parents, help from role models, participation in co-op education, and most important of all, self-motivation. The authors describe a range of youth profiles -- uncommitted, non-careerists, conservatives, and innovators -- that will help youth, parents, and educators identify present development and how to improve performance. Emphasizing the importance of co-operative education, the authors suggest that closer relations between school and work, such as exist in the United Kingdom and Sweden, facilitate transition into the labour market. On Their Own will guide parents, youth, educators, trustees, employers, and ministries of education and training to prepare a new generation of productive, resilient workers and managers for success in the information age.

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J.C.H. King is responsible for the North American collection, Department of Ethnography, the British Museum. Birgit Pauksztat is the Thaw Special Assistant, Department of Ethnography, the British Museum. Robert Storrie is a former assistant in the Depar

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