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Stories of difference: Metropolitan and rural students’ attitudes to university

Laming, M.M. (2009) Stories of difference: Metropolitan and rural students’ attitudes to university. In: Zajda, J., (ed.) Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms. Springer Netherlands, pp. 133-152.

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This chapter draws on a study of 437 secondary students attending school in the Australian state of Victoria: five of the schools were located in different parts of the state capital, Melbourne and were located in the regional centres of Victoria. It is concerned with exploring the sources of their differing views of education, in general, and university education, in particular. The chapter examines why young people want to go to university. The chapter details four very different narratives told by groups of students whose lives and experiences of secondary education are so different that it sometimes is difficult to remember that they are all living in the same country.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Copyright: 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Notes: Series Title: Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research; Vol. 11
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