"Starting from another side, the bottom": volunteer work as a transition into the labour market for immigrant professionals

Slade, B. and Schugurensky, D. (2010) "Starting from another side, the bottom": volunteer work as a transition into the labour market for immigrant professionals. In: Sawchuk, P. and Taylor, A. (eds.) Challenging Transitions in Learning and Work Reflections on Policy and Practice. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 261-283. ISBN 9789087908881

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In the past two decades, advanced capitalist countries have seen sustained growth in labour market participation along with a growth in the number of jobs workers tend to have in their working lives. Over a slightly longer period we also see that participation in both formal educational attainment and a range of non-compulsory learning/training has grown. However, labour market discrimination based on gender, age, disability and race/ethnicity remains a serious issue in virtually all OECD countries. ‘Challenging Transitions in Learning and Work’ presents a critical and expansive exploration of learning and work transitions within this context. These transitions are challenging for those enmeshed in them and need to be actively challenged through the critical research reported. The impetus for this volume, its conceptual framing, and much of the research emerges from the team of Canadian researchers who together completed case study and survey projects within the ‘Work and Lifelong Learning’ (WALL) network. The authors include leading scholars with established international reputations as well as emerging researchers with fresh perspectives. This volume will appeal to researchers and policy-makers internationally with an interest in educational studies and industrial sociology.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Slade, Professor Bonnie
Authors: Slade, B., and Schugurensky, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Publisher:Sense Publishers

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