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ERIC Number: EJ780809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Travels in Space and Place: Identity and Rural Schooling
Corbett, Michael
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n3 p771-792 2007
This analysis draws on interview data from a three-year study of educational decision making of youth living in a coastal community in Atlantic Canada. Students whose educational and mobility aspirations extend outside the known spaces of the community develop the ability to negotiate multiple social spaces in and out of school. The school- successful "floater" identity position is assumed by youth comfortable in a variety of social groups and situations ranging from peer cliques to interactions with teachers and other institutional authority figures. This contrasts with more localized identity positions, marked by strong and exclusive identification with local networks. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada