Social enterprises in vocational education and training: can Bourdieu's social theory enhance understanding of their potential?

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Author: Lawler, Madeleine Ruth


This thesis examines social enterprises providing education and training for disengaged young people in the state of Victoria, Australia. Young people in Australia are increasingly struggling in the transition from education to the full-time labour market (Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) 2016) and young people who become disengaged from employment, education and training are vulnerable to entrenched disadvantage (OECD 1998). It has been suggested that social capital is an important factor in the prevention of disengagement for young people and assists with successful transitions ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Culture and society; Youth; Policy; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Youth at risk; Youth transitions; Social aspects; Social capital; Transition from education and training to employment; Education and training system; Cultural aspects; Case study; NEET; Enterprise; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Victoria University, 2018

Physical description: xv, 447 p.

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On cover: Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 142.901

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