Recognising the risks: perceptions of higher education amongst young white British males from areas of educational disadvantages


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Author: Raven, Neil


Comparatively few young white males from poorer backgrounds progress to university. This paper considers evidence gathered from a study that explores the educational ambitions of these young men from five areas of educational disadvantage in North West England, at two stages in their learner journeys. The first stage relates to school year 10 (14-15 year olds), as pupils work towards their level 2 qualifications. The second focuses on year 12 (16-17 year olds), as post-16 options are embarked upon and attention is turned to longer-term plans. What emerges from this study are a number of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Youth; Gender; Disadvantaged; Participation; Employment; Finance

Keywords: Perception; Educationally disadvantaged; Aspirations; Barrier; Cost; Decision making

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2022

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Journal volume: 27

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2022

Pages: pp. 643-663

ISSN: 1359-6748, 1747-5112 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 151.862

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