Looking 'outward and onward' in the outback: regional Australian students' aspirations and expectations for their future as framed by dominant discourses of further education and training


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Author: Dalley-Trim, Leanne; Alloway, Nola


This paper investigates regional Australian students' aspirations and expectations for their future and, more specifically, the manner in which these are formulated around a view to move outward - that is, away from regional, remote and rural communities - and onward - that is, to make something of their lives. Drawing upon interview data, the paper highlights the ways in which rural students from across Australia expressed high-level aspirations, most of which centered on future careers. It explores features of student talk which demonstrates that many of them had thought about their...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Demographics; Career development; Language; Higher education

Keywords: Aspirations; Perception; Regional; Career counselling; Career planning; Further education

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Deakin, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Association for Research in Education, 2010

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Journal volume: 37

Journal number: 2

Journal date: August 2010

Pages: pp. 107-125

ISSN: 0311-6999, 2210-5328 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 117.463

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