Vocational education and training as a career path for young people: making choices in England and Denmark

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Author: Kersh, Natasha; Juul, Ida

Abstract:

This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of the issues of perceptions and motivations of young people towards vocational education and training (VET) in England and Denmark. It specifically focuses on factors that facilitate their either positive or negative attitudes. Complex interdependencies between the labour market, young people's occupational choices, and career routes have been a focus of policy concern, discussions and research across European countries. VET, as a pathway for young people to a career, has been and continues to be open to wide interpretation and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Vocational education and training; Career development; Research; Youth; Policy

Keywords: Career choice; Decision making; Perception; Attitude; Government policy; Comparative analysis; European Union

Geographic subjects: Denmark; England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, 2015

Physical description: 33 p.

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https://www.llakes.ac.uk/sites/default/files/52. Kersh and Juul.pdf

Series: LLAKES research paper; no. 52

ISSN: 2042-5929

Resource type: Paper

Rights: This paper may be cited or briefly quoted in line with the usual academic conventions, and for personal use. However, this paper must not be published elsewhere (such as mailing lists, bulletin boards etc.) without the author's explicit permission.

Document number: TD/TNC 120.744

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