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Does shuttle expand the brain? This booklet explores this query via an leading edge sociological learn of hole yr go back and forth. Taking a 12 months out in a foreign country among tuition and college is an more and more valid perform for youngsters within the united kingdom. yet what do youngsters get out of hole years? quite a lot of 'official' assets recognize hole years as a manner of turning into a world citizen and extra employable even as. rather than immediately assuming that hole years are a 'good thing', this publication significantly considers how this modern ceremony of passage might give a contribution to the replica of structural drawback at either a countrywide and overseas point on the subject of younger people's routes into schooling and employment, and representations of distinction and contrast in cultural practices. the main argument operating in the course of the ebook is that well-established methods of considering and figuring out the realm are used to border hole yr studies, together with how folks and locations are varied; the impact of sophistication in deciding on what has cultural price; and what kind of identification paintings is worth it. hole years can be found at some degree the place a few fields overlap: schooling, employment and the intake of rest shuttle. a sophisticated trip? will hence be of curiosity to scholars, lecturers and practitioners in those areas.

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