Educational trajectories: parental education, pathways through senior secondary college and post-school outcomes in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia


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Author: Chesters, Jenny


Between 1983 and 1993, grade 7/8 to grade 12 apparent retention rates more than doubled and secondary schools developed vocational education and training (VET) programmes as alternative pathways through secondary school. Previous research indicates that participation in VET programmes is associated with having low-educated parents and/or attending schools in low socioeconomic status areas. In this paper, I analyse data provided by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Education Directorate to examine links between parental education, pathways through senior secondary college and post...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Pathways; Secondary education; Outcomes

Keywords: VET in schools; Socioeconomic background; Decision making

Geographic subjects: Australian Capital Territory; Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2018

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Journal volume: 16

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2018

Pages: pp. 19-33

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-0544 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 132.743

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