For we are young and . . . young people in a time of uncertainty /
Contributor(s): Holdsworth, Roger (ed.) | Beadle, Sally (ed.)Series: Youth studies seriesPublisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2011Description: ix, 259 p. ; 21 cmISBN: 0522858368; 9780522858365Subject(s): Youth Social Conditions | Social Interaction In Youth | Adolescence | Rural Youth | Homeless Youth Research | Social Participation | Youth Economic Conditions | Life Skills Study And Teaching | Educational Participation | Global Economy | Social Change | University Of Melbourne. Youth Research Centre | Education And TrainingDDC classification: 305.23 FOR
Includes bibliographical references and index. Also available in an electronic version at the Internet at the publisher's home page. SCHOOL TO WORK
This book offers a provocative perspective on Australia's young people against a global and local backdrop of uncertainty and change. It asserts the importance of a critically informed and positive approach to youth, moving beyond seeing young people through the lens of shortcomings and problems to be solved. Opening with the theoretical context of youth research, the book draws on contemporary examples to discuss new conceptual and research approaches; the ways in which young people participate in change and the challenges and possibilities that are presented by current conditions. This book identifies emerging issues and future directions for youth research, policy and professional practice.