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The new inheritors: Transforming young people's expectations of university

Laming, M.M. (2012) The new inheritors: Transforming young people's expectations of university. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.

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This book examines why the majority of Australian school leavers want to go to university and have resisted government attempts to promote alternative forms of tertiary education. 'The New Inheritors' explores differences in young people's understanding of the purpose of university and their reasons for wanting to enrol. The book reveals that although there has been a general shift in values towards the utilitarian perspective, there is still significant support for the traditional liberal idea of university education as a cultural experience. This support is concentrated in well-educated families, regardless of their financial resources, but there is a substantial number of young people from less well-educated families who have absorbed the liberal perspective.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Copyright: © 2012 Sense Publishers
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