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ERIC Number: EJ879407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Standardized Individuality: Cosmopolitanism and Educational Decision-Making in an Atlantic Canadian Rural Community
Corbett, Michael J.
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v40 n2 p223-237 Mar 2010
With the rise of network society, consumerism, individualization, globalization and contemporary change forces, students are pressured to both perform well in standardized academic assessments while at the same time constructing a non-standard, unique project of the self. I argue that this generates a particular set of place-based tensions for rural students. The paper analyses data from a three-year study of youth educational decision-making to explore the tensions between place-based habitus and the mobility imperative in formal schooling. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada