/ Bois-Reymond, Manuela du / Biggart, Andy (eds)
Young Adults in Europe for Learning and Working
LANG - International Academic Publishers
am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 245 pp.,
num. fig. and tables
3-631-54593-2 / US-ISBN 0-8204-9810-6 pb.
€ 39.80* / US-$ 44.95 / £ 26.–
Europe there is an increasing consensus that individuals need to become
more active in their
social integration process. Participation in Transition focuses on young
people’s motivation in their
from education to work. Through an analysis of case studies the book provides
into the transition experiences of young people and examines how different
types of transition
affect motivation. The key objective is to examine whether and under what
of active participation is effective in re-motivating disengaged young
people and argues that
approaches to activation remain ineffective as they neglect young people’s
The book adopts an innovative interdisciplinary approach that combines
policy perspectives on the labour market, youth and citizenship as well
as learning and motivation.
study has been carried out in the framework of the European Group for Integrated
A. Walther/M. du Bois-Reymond/A. Biggart: Learning, Motivation and Participation
theoretical perspectives · A. Walther: Regulating Youth Transitions:
trends, dilemmas and
across different ‘regimes’ in Europe · T. Bechmann Jensen/B. Stauber:
Participation in Youth Transitions in a Comparative Perspective ·
M. Cuconato/A. Hayes/G. Lenzi/
Walther: ‘Soft’ and ‘Hard’ Policy Measures for Young People · W.
Plug/M. du Bois-Reymond: Transition
between Structure and Agency · B. Stauber/A. Walther: Motivational
Careers in Transition:
experiences, and changes · B. Stauber/A. Holmboe/T. Bechmann Jensen/G.
Leahy/A. López Blasco/W. Plug/H. Seifert: Experiences of Self-determination.
Case studies into
effects of participatory practice · A. Pohl/M. du Bois-Reymond/P.
Hayes/L. Iacob/J. Machado Pais/O. Marcovici/M. Santos: Learning Biographies.
Case studies into
and prerequisites of competence development · A. Walther/A. Pohl/P.
Participation for Citizenship and Social Inclusion