Why not university?: school culture and higher education aspirations in disadvantaged schools

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Author: Tranter, Deborah


This study addresses the social dimension of university entry as one indicator of systemic inequality in Australian education. The particular focus is on the experience of secondary education for students from disadvantaged schools and its contribution to their low rate of progression to university. Despite massive expansion in the Australian higher education system over the last fifty years, university participation remains the preserve of the middle classes. Young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds are up to seven times less likely to attend university than those from more...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Disadvantaged; Secondary education; Higher education; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Socioeconomic background; Educationally disadvantaged; School; University; Access to education and training; Aspirations; Cultural aspects; Case study

Geographic subjects: South Australia; Australia; Oceania

Published: [Adelaide, South Australia]: University of South Australia, 2010

Physical description: xvi, 261 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Deborah Rita Tranter

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 134.57

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