The transition from school to work: An examination of the literature

Theodore Lewis, James Stone, Wayne Shipley, Svjetlana Madzar

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This article takes the passage of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 as the starting point for a conversation about the readiness of the United States for a structured school-to-work transition system. It examines evidence and issues pertaining to the youth labor market and the need to ensure that an economic imperative does not supersede democratic principles of schooling in visioning the beyond-school experiences of students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-292
Number of pages34
JournalYouth and Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes


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