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.
Robin Simmons is Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning and Social Justice at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He is co-author of NEET Young People and Training for Work: Learning on the Margins. Ron Thompson is Principal Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He is co-author of NEET Young People and Training for Work: Learning on the Margins. Lisa Russell is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She is also author of Understanding Pupil Resistance - Integrating Gender, Ethnicity and Class: an Educational Ethnography.
1. Introduction 2. Poverty, Social Exclusion and Marginalisation 3. Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training 4. Researching the Lives of Marginalised Young People 5. Education, Training and Youth Employment 6. Danny's Story 7. Hailey's Story 8. Sean's Story 9. Family, Community and Welfare 10. Isla's Story 11. Saheera's Story 12. Cayden's Story 13. Conclusion