Titel
Why Enrol in a Lifelong Learning Programme? A Comparative Study of Austrian and Spanish Young Adults
Autor*in
Domingo Barroso-Hurtado
University of Granada
Abstract
Lifelong learning (LLL) programmes can be perceived as a means of governing youth transitions. Young adults can use such programmes to try to overcome different constraints in their life course. This article explores the decisions of young adults in Vienna (Austria) and Malaga (Spain) who are participating in different LLL programmes that seek to address their transition from unemployment to employment. In order to understand these decisions, we want to explore: (1) how the young adult’s experiences influenced their decision to engage with an LLL programme, (2) what role these programmes played in their biographies and (3) how young adults imagine their future. We use two theoretical lenses to explore these questions: bounded agency and projectivity. A comparative study of these two regions provides insight into how different contextual conditions influence young adults’ decisions. We perform three different analyses: of the young people’s past trajectories and transitions, of their imagined futures, and of their decision to enrol in the programme. Exploring young people’s subjective accounts of their pasts and their imagined futures helps to improve our understanding of the role young people believe these programmes play in their lives, why they have decided to enrol in them, and how they use and interpret these pathways through, and in the framework of, different contextual conditions.
Stichwort
educationemployabilitylearning programmeslife courselifelong learningyoung adults
Objekt-Typ
Sprache
Englisch [eng]
Persistent identifier
https://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:1022804
Erschienen in
Titel
Social Inclusion
Band
7
Ausgabe
3
Seitenanfang
110
Seitenende
121
Verlag
Cogitatio
Projektnummer
693167 – European Union (all programmes)
Erscheinungsdatum
2019
Zugänglichkeit
Rechteangabe
© 2019 by the authors

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