Young people on the margins of the educational system: following the same path differently

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Abstract

Across Europe and the Nordic countries, unemployment among 18–30 year-olds is a major challenge, which in some countries is being tackled by focusing on education. In Denmark, young unemployed people or people on the margins of the education system are assessed regarding what is known as an ‘education requirement’. Hence, education has become compulsory as a requirement for unemployed young people who claim social benefit.
This study argues that in order to understand the variety and complexity in young people’s movement between education, training and jobs, we have to understand how those are embedded in current sociocultural conditions. Drawing on social constructionist theory, we analyse the interaction between the young people and the wider context.
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Across Europe and the Nordic countries, unemployment among 18–30 year-olds is a major challenge, which in some countries is being tackled by focusing on education. In Denmark, young unemployed people or people on the margins of the education system are assessed regarding what is known as an ‘education requirement’. Hence, education has become compulsory as a requirement for unemployed young people who claim social benefit.
This study argues that in order to understand the variety and complexity in young people’s movement between education, training and jobs, we have to understand how those are embedded in current sociocultural conditions. Drawing on social constructionist theory, we analyse the interaction between the young people and the wider context.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEducational Research
Volume/Bind60
Tidsskriftsnummer1
Sider (fra-til)47-61
Antal sider14
ISSN0013-1881
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 3 jan. 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
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