Transitions to Post-School Life

Responsiveness to Individual, Social and Economic Needs

  • Margarita Pavlova
  • John Chi-Kin Lee
  • Rupert Maclean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Margarita Pavlova, John Chi-Kin Lee, Rupert Maclean
    Pages 1-10
  3. Issues and Models of School to Work/Life Transitions in Asia and the Pacific Region

  4. School to Work Transitions in the Context of Hong Kong

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-200

About this book


This book addresses growing reservations about the relevance of educational systems to the economic and social needs of individuals by examining different aspects of transitions from school to work or further studies within formal and informal settings in Asia. Highlighting important issues such as selectiveness and inclusiveness, integration of transversal competencies, vocationalisation of secondary schooling, approaches to career guidance and emerging models of student support, it is of particular interest to educators, policymakers and other stakeholders who are concerned about the effectiveness of system-wide and institutional-based approaches. The first part of the book explores different models, mechanisms and approaches to policy and practice in the context of Asia, while the second part examines Hong Kong students’ transitions to post-school life and provides an account of issues and challenges the government and individual schools experience in terms of structural support for both mainstream and special-needs students.


Modern apprenticeship Post-School Life post-school planning school to life transition school to work transitions secondary schooling

Editors and affiliations

  • Margarita Pavlova
    • 1
  • John Chi-Kin Lee
    • 2
  • Rupert Maclean
    • 3
  1. 1.The Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  2. 2.The Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  3. 3.Office of Applied Research & InnovationCollege of the North Atlantic - QatarDohaQatar

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6474-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6476-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-5397
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9791
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