Transitions - Research with longitudinal data
Prof. Dr. Stephan Schumann, University of Konstanz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, University of Goettingen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Kurt Häfeli, University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education, Zurich, Switzerland
Research studies on transitions of adolescents and young adults receive increasing attention from scholars, politicians and practitioners. In general, individual transitions are a result of individual decisions regarding contextual variables. They are determined by the structural opportunities within the educational system and further by the conditions at the labor market in particular. Hence, in countries with a capacious system of Vocational and Educational Training, young people make other decisions than adolescents in countries with more academic-oriented systems.
Against this background, this thematic series will concentrate on transitions from school to vocational training, transitions within vocational training and moreover from there to employment.