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ERIC Number: EJ865216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Too Comfortable? Young People, Social Capital Development and the FHE Institutional Habitus
Morrison, Andrew
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v61 n3 p217-230 Sep 2009
Drawing upon a case-study of the students and teaching staff of an Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) in Travel and Tourism, this paper examines the effects of the institutional habitus of a Further and Higher Education (FHE) college upon the higher education choices of a group of ethnically-mixed, working-class young people. The study focuses upon two of the three aspects of the institutional habitus: the expressive order (teacher-student relations) and educational status (curriculum offerings and reputation). Evidence indicated that both aspects exerted a distinct "college-effect" upon the students' decision-making. Among staff, however, there was a strong degree of ambivalence regarding the effects of supportive teacher-student relations on the students' educational development and choice-making. This ambivalence relates, in turn, to staff perceptions of distinct FE and H.E teaching and learning cultures within the College--or, in effect, a belief that there is not one institutional habitus but two.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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