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By Robert G. Hollands

A learn of stripling education schemes and adolescence politics within the united kingdom. It uncovers a sequence of transitions into the realm of labor, discusses their wider results at the domestic, neighborhood, rest, politics, sexuality and ethnicity and assesses the affects such alterations may have upon the labour move.

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The research: details and social context This study is based upon two and a half years of fieldwork, examining young people's experiences of the YTS in a large city in the West Midlands. While certain aspects of working-class life and culture and the structure of scheme provision may be specific to this locality, the major elements of the transitions described and analysed are, I would argue, applicable to many other parts of the country. Over the course of the research, a series of in-depth interviews and observations were carried out with approximately 11 forty-six young people as they made their way through the YTS into work, further training or unemployment.

I'm thick. Urn, but- I'd say educationally I'm no good, but practically I am good. I'm good with children, I'm good with handicapped, I'm good with everything - and shopwork and everything. But educationally I'm no good. I tried to go to college - I had this feeling that if I went to college to try and get this course then I'd be all right. But it just doesn't happen with me. Do you think at school they don't appreciate those other things? I mean you were saying. You have to be educationally - if yer not educationally good, in this place they just put you in urn, elementary classes.

Billy: Mick: Billy: Chris: When you first go on the dole it's great ... No you don't. Yuh know, gettin' paid for dossin' about. But once yuh get used to it, it's really bad, it gets on yer nerves, it's boring and all. I've only bin on it a month or two I'm tellin' yuh, yuh lose, you lose the habit of gettin' up in the morning. It's crap, I tell yuh. None of the young people I spoke to voluntarily chose to go on the dole. Most had left school with the intention of finding a job and this remained an important goal for them throughout the 38 Cultural Experiences on the Scheme scheme.

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