This book examines the experiences of youths in post-industrial England attending a work-based learning programme for those who are not in education or employment. It critically appraises the social, economic and political context and challenges conventional stereotypes of 'NEETs' as dysfunctional and lacking aspiration.
Release on 2014-06-17 | by R. Simmons,R. Thompson,L. Russell
Young People and Marginalization in Post-Industrial Britain
Author: R. Simmons,R. Thompson,L. Russell
Category: Social Science
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 of participation and non-participation on the margins of education and employment, highlighting the policy implications of this research.
Release on 2013 | by Christopher Arnold,Tracey Baker
Risks, Rewards, and Realities
Author: Christopher Arnold,Tracey Baker
Pubpsher: Trentham Books Limited
Over one million young people are now NEET--not in education, employment or training. The waste of human resource is tragic and the resultant disaffection could dangerously destabilize society. This book describes the challenges and risks for young people within the NEET category, and the chaotic and confusing lives that some young people lead. These circumstances in turn increase vulnerability to becoming NEET. In a unique collaboration, a Local Authority Educational Psychologist and a Connexions Personal Adviser examine the histories of employment and childhood to reveal the context of NEET. They describe how information about children's lives can be used to develop screening tools to facilitate early intervention in schools. The five case studies presented are drawn from interviews with young people, their families, schools and Personal Advisers that have been affected by the experience of being NEET. They give readers the methods for understanding the complexity of some young people's lives from different perspectives. This can be used to develop effective ways of reducing the incidence of NEET among our most vulnerable young people. The book will be useful to everyone working with young people and striving to prevent NEET, in particular staff at secondary schools and academies, personal advisers, educational psychologists, administrators and youth workers.
This concluding report of the Jobs for Youth series analyses the situation of youth employment and unemployment in the context of the jobs crisis and identifies successful policy measures in OECD countries as well as structural reforms in education and in the labour market that can help.
Release on 2015-01-22 | by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts
Pubpsher: The Stationery Office
Category: Continuing education
The Committee are pleased that more 16- to 18-year-olds continue in education, although note the UK still lies behind other OECD countries. Whether this is because of changes in legislation or more effective interventions is debatable. The Committee note, however, that at the end of 2013, 148, 000 out of the cohort of 2 million 16- to 18-year-olds in England were NEET (not in education, employment or training). Some within this NEET group have been reached by the Youth Contract, but the Committee notes this is expected to only support half the number it was originally predicted to assist, will end soon and the Department has no plans to replace it. Careers remains patchy across the country and local authorities do not know what large numbers of the young people in their areas are doing. This means these young people are difficult to target. In 2010 the Department transferred responsibility for providing careers advice to schools but did not give them additional resources to fund it.
Release on 2013-03-15 | by Peter Dwyer,Sandra Shaw
Author: Peter Dwyer,Sandra Shaw
Category: Political Science
An Introduction to Social Policy explores essential welfare topics, themes and issues for students studying social policy or related disciplines such as sociology, social work, or nursing and social care. - Part One examines key concepts including welfare, social justice, diversity and health and well-being. - Part Two explores policy issues in relation to key stages of the lifecourse. - Part Three takes a comparative perspective, discussing the international issues and supranational bodies that impact on British and European social policy today. The concise chapters define the key terms and outline the central debates, giving students a fundamental foundation for their degree. Chapter overviews and summaries guide readers through the book, and questions for reflection conclude each chapter to test readers' knowledge. This book is essential reading for all students of social policy and the social sciences, as well as those taking joint honours programmes in social work, sociology, criminology, politics and social care. Peter Dwyer is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Salford. Sandra Shaw is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Salford.
Release on 2015-02-26 | by Margaret Gregson,Lawrence Nixon,Andrew Pollard,Trish Spedding
Author: Margaret Gregson,Lawrence Nixon,Andrew Pollard,Trish Spedding
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education is a unique portable library of exceptional readings drawing together seminal extracts and contemporary literature from international sources from books and journals to support both initial study and extended career-long professionalism for further, adult and vocational education practitioners. Introductions to each reading highlight the key issues explored and explain the status of classic works. This book, along with the core text and associated website, draw upon the work of Andrew Pollard, former Director of the TLRP, and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of further, adult and vocational professionals. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education, the core text, Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education, and the website, provide a fully integrated set of resources promoting the expertise of further, adult and vocational professionals. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.