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Educational Jobs: Youth and Employability in the Social Economy

Investigations in Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom
  • Vanna Boffo,
  • Paolo Federighi,
  • Francesca Torlone,

In Europe the social economy employs almost 15 million workers. During the crisis years, unlike other sectors, it has often generated an increase in jobs. The aim of this comparative study is to investigate how to allow the supply and demand for young people to meet in the different types of social economy bodies. In particular, it concentrates on the problem of how to bring into line initial university training and the skills required by these organizations. The focus is placed on the varied family of training workers present in at least 75% of the organizations, whose professionalism is nevertheless rarely acknowledged. The papers proposed in this book try to identify the most suitable solutions at the level of curriculum, career development and accompanying measures, while drawing solutions from objective findings and not from training system needs or convictions.

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Vanna Boffo

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6502-2484

Paolo Federighi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-5041-7443

Francesca Torlone

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-4772-1588

Vanna Boffo, PhD, is Associate Professor in General Pedagogy at the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Florence where she is delegate for school leavers’ and graduate career guidance plus job placement at the School of the Humanities and Education. She is author of over 120 publications.

Paolo Federighi, Professor of Adult Learning and Head of the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Florence. In 2009, he was awarded a PhD honoris causa by Vest Timisoara University. He is author of over 150 publications, some of which are translated and published in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Japanese, Romanian, Bulgarian, Basque, Catalan and Arabic.

Francesca Torlone, PhD, is senior project manager in the field of training, executive education and individual and organizational training needs analysis processes. She has been involved in international research activities and edited the related publications dealing with youth policy measures, flexibility policies and measures, and institutional learning.
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Book Title

Educational Jobs: Youth and Employability in the Social Economy

Book Subtitle

Investigations in Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Authors

Vanna Boffo, Paolo Federighi, Francesca Torlone

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Number of Pages

218

Publication Year

2015

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© 2015 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 4.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-829-3

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978-88-6655-828-6

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978-88-6655-829-3

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978-88-9273-350-3

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Studies on Adult Learning and Education

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2704-596X

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2704-5781

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