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ERIC Number: EJ616010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
"You Can Never Get Too Much Education": The Discourses Used by Secondary School Students in Their Discussion of Post-compulsory Education.
Francis, Becky
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v4 n3 p305-19 1999
Observations and interviews of 100 British 14-16 year-olds were used to analyze their explanations of the benefits of lifelong learning. Five main discourses emerged: the importance of being educated, the usefulness of education, meritocracy (belief that more qualifications guarantee better jobs), competition, and avoidance of hard times. (SK)
Triangle Journals Ltd., P.O. Box 65, Wallingford, Oxford OX 10 0YG, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom