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Rural and isolated school students and their higher education choices : a re-examination of student location, socioeconomic background, and educational advantage and disadvantage / Richard James ... [et. al.]
Bib ID 177418
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Description Canberra : National Board of Employment, Education and Training, Higher Education Council, 1999 
xix, 121p : ill ; 25cm. 
ISBN 0642238715
Series

Commissioned report (Australia. National Board of Employment, Education and Training) ; no. 63.

Commissioned report (Australian Research Council) ; 63 .

Summary

Young people from rural areas are less likely to pursue higher education than young people from the city. This project investigated the factors affecting Year 11 and 12 students higher education choices. The main aim of this project was to analyse ways to reduce the factors that inhibit students from rural and isolated areas, including lower socio-economic groups, from taking up tertiary study. The survey examined factors such as student vocational/career objectives, the extent to which higher education is valued and promoted in the social context of the student, the impact of family and peer group attitudes to higher education, the nature and extent of access to university information, and the extent to which students consider higher education a relevant option.

Notes

"This report was prepared by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education and the Youth Research Centre of the University of Melbourne. " -- Acknowledgements.

Volume published with earlier series title.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-121)

Also available on the Internet. Internet copy has Commissioned Report No. 62 on title. Address as at 01/07/2010: http://www.dest.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/140EAEEA-EF88-4A12-A5BB-5973E7AA7751/3959/99_11.pdf

Subjects Universities and colleges -- Australia -- Admission.  |  College attendance -- Australia.  |  Educational sociology -- Australia.  |  Education, Higher -- Australia.  |  Educational equalization -- Australia.  |  Student aspirations -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors James, Richard  |  University of Melbourne. Centre for the Study of Higher Education  |  Higher Education Council (Australia)  |  University of Melbourne. Youth Research Centre
Terms of Use Commonwealth of Australia 1999. 

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