Unge, uddannelse & identitet: Youth, education & identity

Tvede Louis, Skar Maya, Dreyer Vincent & Blindum Rasmus

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This research paper is developed under the specifications of the project 'ULE' (Youths Learning Processes at the Danish VET programs). ULE focuses on the meeting between learning culture, youth culture and develops new initiatives for vulnerable students. This with a special focus on students’ identity processes, their need for social communities and dropout and transitions in the education system. The results of the ULE project studies are aimed at understanding, explaining and creating knowledge that can be used to determine problems and solutions. This particularly research paper deals with young peoples opportunities and risks regarding the transition to the labour market including the various rationales that may lie behind the dropout rates, re-runs and doubts concerning their education, that characterises the lives of an increasing number of young people in VET. The research paper stems from a curiosity about the relationship between the strong educational political focus on retention and the implementation in particular VETs and why the VETs are nevertheless increasingly, experiencing higher dropout rates, multiple re-runs and fewer who complete a VET educational course. In light of this the research paper places itself in a political, social and educational issue that we examine from a student perspective. We want the research paper to stand apart from the approaches to the study of young people that only seems to problematise the individual traits associated with the individual student, but to focus more on the clash between the young people and the institutions. The data material of this research paper is based on interviews with students from the auto mechanic and brick mason training VET programs on EUC Nordvestsjælland.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato17 jun. 2013
VejledereHjorth-Madsen Peder


  • Education
  • Youth