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Policy and Practice in the Classroom

Youth Identities, Education and Employment

Exploring Post-16 and Post-18 Opportunities, Access and Policy

Authors: Hoskins, Kate

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  • Explores the under-researched issue of the changes and the impact of changes to tuition fee increases and the restructuring of post-16 education provision.
  • Investigates s how identity shapes participation in post-16 and post-18 educational and employment decisions
  • Highlights teachers’ perspectives on the impact of policy changes and impact of identity on their students imagined futures.
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This book investigates how policy, family background, social class, gender and ethnicity influence young people’s post-16 and post-18 employment and education access. It draws on existing literature, alongside new data gathered from a case study in a UK state secondary school, to examine how policy changes to the financial arrangements for further and higher education and the changing youth employment landscape have had an impact on young people’s choices and pathways. Hoskins explores a number of topics, including the role of identity in young people’s decision-making; the impact of changes to young people’s financial arrangements, such as cuts to the Education Maintenance Allowance and increased university fees; and the influence of support from parents and teachers. The book will be of interest to students and researchers of Education and Sociology.

About the authors

Kate Hoskins is Reader in Education and co-convener for the MA Education Policy Programme at the University of Roehampton, UK. 

Reviews

“The strength of the book lies, to a great extent, in documenting the ways students describe their choices and aspirations in a changing policy context characterised by the cuts to ‘education maintenance allowance’ and the increase in tuition fees. … Hoskins’ book puts a spotlight on recent education policies. The discussion of recent developments in Greece and Spain is useful towards the aim of pointing out the neoliberal trends in the broader European context.” (Sait Bayrakdar, Sociology, Vol. 53 (4), 2019)
“This is a must-read book for practitioners, academics, policy-makers and all who are enthralled by the relationship between identity, education and employment. … This text makes a dauntingly exciting contribution to wider debates about employment, education and the choices young people make in relation to both. As is the case with this particular reviewer, Hoskins’ sociological imagination will ignite those of her readers on the economic, social and policy context currently determining the youth employment landscape.” (Gerry Czerniawski, British Journal of Educational Studies, October, 2018)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • The Changing Landscape of Opportunity for Young People

    Pages 1-21

    Hoskins, Kate

  • The Changing Context of Further and Higher Education and Youth Employment

    Pages 23-45

    Hoskins, Kate

  • Post-16 Educational Choices and Decision-Making: The Role of Policy and Identity

    Pages 47-77

    Hoskins, Kate

  • Post-18 Educational Choices: ‘Our Students Need to Avoid the easyJet Version of Universities’

    Pages 79-107

    Hoskins, Kate

  • Alternative Possibilities and Pathways: Youth Employment and Apprenticeships in a Graduate World

    Pages 109-124

    Hoskins, Kate

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-35292-7
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-35291-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Youth Identities, Education and Employment
Book Subtitle
Exploring Post-16 and Post-18 Opportunities, Access and Policy
Authors
Series Title
Policy and Practice in the Classroom
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35292-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-35292-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35291-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 157
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