Precarity and Vocational Education and Training

Craftsmanship and Employability in Romania

Authors: PANTEA, MARIA CARMEN

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  • Examines how young people in VET relate to their own futures and how they fit within an increasingly precarious working culture
  • Reveals three ideological layers framing the views of young people in VET
  • Argues for a recalibration on the emphasis on VET in Romania
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This book explores how the changing nature of work intersects with and influences young people’s views on their future. As an increasingly precarious service sector overtakes traditional industrial work, vocational education and training (VET) is held up as a panacea for poverty alleviation, youth unemployment and economic growth. However, the views of young people in VET themselves concerning their own work and aspirations have largely been ignored. Based on interviews and focus groups conducted with over 250 young people in VET in Romania, this book examines the types of subjectivities that are generated in the processes by which they try to make sense of future and the meanings of work. In doing so, the author identifies three ideological layers that frame their views: arguing that while the young people interviewed hold ‘conventional’ aspirations for stability and predictability; they were visibly influenced by neoliberal beliefs in agency, experimentation and short termism. Ultimately, a layer of low expectations crystallises unvoiced concerns over a troubling future. In highlighting young people’s voices, this pioneering book calls for a recalibration of the emphasis on VET in Romania. It will appeal to students and scholars of youth studies, the sociology of work, vocational education and training and European studies.

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Maria-Carmen Pantea is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania. Her research interests focus on youth studies; particularly the relationship between young people and work in its various forms, including entrepreneurship and vocational education and training.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Precarity and Vocational Education and Training
Book Subtitle
Craftsmanship and Employability in Romania
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02689-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02689-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02688-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 229
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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