Young People in Transition

Becoming Citizens?

  • Christopher Pole
  • Jane Pilcher
  • John Williams

Table of contents

About this book


The essays in this collection represent a major contribution to our understanding of youth and transitions to key areas of adult citizenship, including employment, independent living arrangements and political participation. The education of children and young people in 'citizenship' usually emphasizes either rights or responsibilities, through the concept of 'active citizenship'. The central concern of the book is to address the tensions and contradictions between the teaching of active citizenship and the real life difficulties many young people face in the practical transition to being adult citizens in modern life.


children Citizenship education girls integration labor market participation Political Participation schooling unemployment youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Pole
    • 1
  • Jane Pilcher
    • 1
  • John Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for the Sociology of SportUniversity of LeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51675-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59777-8
  • About this book