Professor Alan France: What to do about our young people? Event as iCalendar

05 July 2017

6 - 7pm

Venue: Whangarei Central Library

Location: 5 Rust Avenue, Whangarei

Cost: Free

Over the last 20 years there has been major changes in how young people make the transitions into adulthood. Traditional routes of transitions from ‘school to work’ have been reconfigured and their routes into adulthood have been significantly delayed or radically changed. At the heart of these developments has been the expansion and ‘massification’ of education and training and the move towards post-industrial work that is the normalising precarious, none standard and service sector employment. What the future holds for today’s young people as a result of these changes remains unknown? There is much speculation and claims, usually in the media on such questions, but in this talk I want to explore what we already know and what may well be around the corner for young people in New Zealand? By drawing on national and international evidence I will address questions such as; what is the future of young people’s employment and do we have a ‘gig’ economy? Is there a generational divide between the ‘baby boomers’ and ‘millennials’ that needs to be addressed? Do we have a problem of unemployment or underemployment and what are its consequences?

The University of Auckland in Whangarei, in association with Whangarei District Council, invite you to a series of free public lectures and networking opportunities.

Venue: Whangarei Central Library, 5 Rust Avenue, Whangarei

Upcoming events

8 November 2017 | 6 – 7pm
Associate Professor Melinda Webber (University of Auckland) - Achieving Equity and Excellence in Education: Māori and Pāsifika


Past speakers

View the webcast catalogue.

  • Associate Professor Jacqueline Beggs (University of Auckland) - Conservation and indigenous peoples (5 April 2017)

Video: Jacqueline Beggs is interviewed on NewsHub about the successes and challenges of the 30-year-old Department of Conservation

  • Professor Christine Rubie-Davies (University of Auckland) - High expectation teaching and the creation of equitable outcomes for all students: Implications for Northland schools 
  • Professor Ian Anderson - Discussions with local iwi, health practitioners and leaders of the community
  • Professor Alan France (University of Auckland) - What to do about our young people?
  • Professor Stephen May (University of Auckland) - Bilingualism or not? Exploring the relationship between bilingualism and academic achievement
  • Professor Simon Holdaway (University of Auckland) - The Origins of Egyptian Civilisation


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