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ERIC Number: ED561405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 68
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISBN: 978-1-925173-12-3
Geographical and Place Dimensions of Post-School Participation in Education and Work. Research Report
Webb, Sue; Black, Ros; Morton, Ruth; Plowright, Sue; Roy, Reshmi
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Aspirations have been shown to be a key influence on young people's engagement with post-school education and training. This research explores how aspirations are affected by where a young person lives. It finds that young people are significantly influenced by their educational and career "inheritance". By encountering educational cultures (new ideas or experiences) different from their own they are more likely to make life choices divergent from those they "inherit". Vocational education and training provides an essential pathway of choice to further education and work but the difference in status between VET and university pathways is an enduring issue. As has been identified in previous research, practical and financial constraints significantly impact on young people's aspirations and opportunities, while a particular concern for young people in regional and outer urban areas is tolerable travel to study distances. An appendix includes the following tables: (1) Young people's career aspirations and pathways summarised by career category, neighbourhood and pathway; (2) Most popular career categories; (3) VET pathway preferred career categories; (4) University pathway preferred career categories; (5) Women's career aspirations and pathways; (6) Men's career aspirations and pathways; (7) Men's parents' careers and qualifications; (8) Women's parents' careers and qualifications; (9) Stakeholders and organisations in South Australia and Victoria; and (10) Young people's education and geographical location at point of interview. [This work has been produced by NCVER under the National Vocational Education and Training Research (NVETR) Program, which is coordinated and managed by NCVER on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research; Monash University (Australia), Centre for the Economics of Education and Training
Identifiers - Location: Australia