The new inheritors: transforming young people’s expectations of university

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Author: Laming, Madeleine Mattarozzi


This book examines why the majority of Australian school leavers want to go to university and have resisted government attempts to promote alternative forms of tertiary education. It explores differences in young people’s understanding of the purpose of university and their reasons for wanting to enrol. The book reveals that although there has been a general shift in values towards the utilitarian perspective, there is still significant support for the traditional liberal idea of university education as a cultural experience. This support is concentrated in well-educated families,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Research; Participation; Providers of education and training; Policy; Culture and society

Keywords: Attitude; Perception; Student behaviour; School leavers; Educational policy; University; Family; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2012

Physical description: 141 p.

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ISBN: 9789460916205 (hardback); 9789460916199 (paperback); 9789460916212 (ebook)

Resource type: Book

Call number: TD/TNC 109.646

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