Geographical dimensions of imagined futures: post school participation in education and work in peri-urban and regional Australia


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Author: Webb, Sue


This paper discusses preliminary findings from a sub-set of empirical data collected for a recent [National Centre for Vocational Education Research] NCVER study that explored the geographic dimensions of social exclusion in four locations in Victoria and South Australia with lower than average post school education participation. Set against the policy context of the Bradley Review (2008) and the drive to increase the post school participation of young people from low socio-economic status neighbourhoods, this qualitative research study, responding to identified gaps in the literature,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Participation; Demographics; Teaching and learning; Research; Equity

Keywords: Aspirations; Postsecondary education; Regional; Rural; Qualitative research; Decision making; Socioeconomic background

Geographic subjects: Victoria; South Australia; Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: AVETRA Secretariat, 2014

Physical description: 20 p.

Conference number: 17th

Date: 2014

Place: Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Related items: TD/TNC 108.20; TD/LMR 85.696

Statement of responsibility: [Susan Webb]

Resource type: Conference paper

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 116.1647

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