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ERIC Number: EJ1247578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0251-2513
Choosing One's Future? Narratives on Educational and Occupational Choice among Folk High School Participants in Sweden
Fejes, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v20 n1 p31-47 Apr 2020
This article poses these questions: How do participants on two different courses in folk high schools in Sweden, a basic course and a theatre course, motivate their educational and occupational choices, and what similarities and differences can be identified? We analyse interviews with students drawing on a narrative approach. Five trajectories emerge: desire to get away; desire to get back on track; desire for employment; desire to change occupation; and desire to realise one's dreams. We argue that these trajectories reproduce existing social stratification in society, whereby certain futures are available to some people, and not to others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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