Jugendfreiwilligendienste als ›Orte‹ der Selbstoptimierung?

Biographieanalytische Überlegungen zu Narrationen im Übergang nach der Schulzeit

In: Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Pädagogik
Merle Hinrichsen Institut für Pädagogik der Sekundarstufe, Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaften, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main Deutschland

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Youth Volunteer Services as ›Places‹ of Self-Optimization? Considerations on Biographical Narratives in the Transition after School

The article is concerned with self-optimization from a biographical perspective. The focus is on the ›biographisation‹ of life and the ›optimization promise‹, made by educational institutions in school to work transitions. By drawing on life stories of participants in the Voluntary Social Year [Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr], it can be shown how norms of self-optimisation are translated by ›biographisation‹ and how educational biographies are thus produced.

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