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Geographical dimensions of imagined futures: post school participation in education and work in peri-urban and regional Australia

Webb, Susan, Black, Rosalyn, Plowright, Susan, Morton, Ruth and Roy, Reshmi 2014, Geographical dimensions of imagined futures: post school participation in education and work in peri-urban and regional Australia, in Refereed proceedings, annual meeting of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Crows Nest, N.S.W., pp. 1-20.

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Title Geographical dimensions of imagined futures: post school participation in education and work in peri-urban and regional Australia
Author(s) Webb, Susan
Black, RosalynORCID iD for Black, Rosalyn orcid.org/0000-0001-5427-0565
Plowright, Susan
Morton, Ruth
Roy, Reshmi
Conference name Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference
Conference location Cairns
Conference dates 2014/04/22 - 2014/04/24
Title of proceedings Refereed proceedings, annual meeting of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
Publication date 2014
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
Place of publication Crows Nest, N.S.W.
Summary This paper discusses preliminary findings from a sub-set of empirical data collected for a recent NCVER study that explored the geographic dimensions of social exclusion in four locations in Victoria and South Australia with lower than average post school education participation. Set against the policy context of the Bradley Review (2008) and the drive to increase the post-school participation of young people from low socio-economic status neighbourhoods, this qualitative research study, responding to identified gaps in the literature, sought a nuanced understanding of how young people make decisions about their post-school pathways. Drawing on Appadurai’s (2004) concept ‘horizons of aspiration’ the paper explores the aspirations of two young people formed from, and within, their particular rural ‘neighborhoods’. The paper reveals how their post-school education and work choices, imagined futures and conceptions of a ‘good life’, have topographic and gendered influences that are important considerations for policy makers.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2014, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074854

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