Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review: Lesley Andres on Transitions from School to Work

Ingrid Schoon and Rainer K. Silbereisen, eds., Transitions from School to Work: Globalization, Individualization, and Patterns of Diversity. The Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, 408 pp. $US95.00 hardcover (978-0-521-49068-9)

In this edited book, the authors collectively examine the many contours of the transition from school to work. In fact, many chapters go beyond what is suggested in the title by recognizing simultaneous multiple transitions, of which the school-to-work transition is merely one. In the introductory chapter the editors set the tone for the book, offering a “unifying framework for the study of transitions in times of social change.”  Read more