Geographical and place dimensions of post-school participation in education and work


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Aspirations have been shown to be a key influence on young people's engagement with post-school education and training. This research explores how aspirations are affected by where a young person lives. It finds that young people are significantly influenced by their educational and career 'inheritance'. By encountering educational cultures (new ideas or experiences) different from their own they are more likely to make life choices divergent from those they 'inherit'. Vocational education and training (VET) provides an essential pathway of choice to further education and work but the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Participation; Vocational education and training; Equity; Culture and society; Employment; Demographics; Higher education; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Aspirations; Access to education and training; Community; Family; Geographic distribution; Postsecondary education; Socioeconomic background

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2015

Physical description: 63 p.

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ISBN: 9781925173123

Statement of responsibility: Sue Webb, Ros Black, Ruth Morton, Sue Plowright, Reshmi Roy

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 118.16

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