Views and influences: tertiary education, secondary students and their advisers

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Author: Harvey-Beavis, Adrian; Robinson, Lyn

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Australia. Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs. Evaluations and Investigations Programme (EIP); Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)


This study looks at the diversity of views of tertiary education held by secondary school students and their advisers ie parents, teachers and career counsellors. It explores the perceptions, attitudes, images, aspirations, plans and knowledge of tertiary education and the context in which students formed these views. A theoretical framework suggesting that there are four dimensions to students’ views: sex type, prestige, field type and ease or difficulty of access to the institutions or to courses within these institutions is used. A literature review, data from the Longitudinal Surveys...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Secondary education; Career development; Students; Research

Keywords: Secondary school; Educational research; Career awareness; Attitude

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, 2000

Physical description: xvii, 109 p.

ISBN: 0642239940 (print); 0642239959 (online)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 64.393

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