Young people consider their future at a stage of life when the structure and relative certainty of school and further education are about to be left behind. This book provides an insight into how young people see themselves, the options they think are available to them and the strategies they use to make their imagined futures possible. Ultimately, Imagining Futures is about identity. It draws on the real-life stories and voices of a range of young people-many of whom are in their final years of secondary school or TAFE-to present an eye-opening portrait who they are, who they aim to become and how.
Helen Stokes is a lecturer and research fellow at the Youth Research Centre in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.