Managing youth transitions in the Network Society

Kelly, Peter and Kenway, Jane (2001) Managing youth transitions in the Network Society. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 22 1: 19-33. doi:10.1080/01425690020030765

Author Kelly, Peter
Kenway, Jane
Title Managing youth transitions in the Network Society
Journal name British Journal of Sociology of Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3346
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01425690020030765
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 33
Total pages 15
Editor L. Barton
Place of publication London
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject C1
380105 Social and Community Psychology
750312 Youth/child development and welfare
Abstract Castells argues that society is being reconstituted according to the global logic of networks. This paper discusses the ways in which a globalised network logic transforms the nature young people's transitions from school to work. Furthermore, the paper explores the ways in which this network logic restructured the manner in which youth transitions are managed via the emergence of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) agenda in Australian post compulsory secondary schooling. It also notes the implications of the emergence of the 'network society' for locality generally and for selected localities specific to the research upon which this paper is based. It suggests that schools represent nodes in a range of VET and other networks, and shows how schools and other agencies in particular localities mobilise their expertise to construct such networks. These networks are networked, funded and regulated at various levels - regionally, nationally and globally. But, they are also facilitated by personal networking opportunities and capacities. The paper also points to the ways in which the 'reflexivity chances' of young people are shaped by this network logic - a situation that generates new forms of responsibility, for schools and teachers, with regard to the management of youth transitions.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
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