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The new inheritors : transforming young people's expectations of university

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Sense Publishers, Rotterdam ; Boston, p.141 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LA2108 .L36 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9606132

Keywords:

Education, Higher--Australia, Young adults--Education (Higher)--Australia

Abstract:

Summary: This book examines why the majority of Australian school leavers want to go to university and have resisted government attempts to promote alternative forms of tertiary education. 'The New Inheritors' explores differences in young people's understanding of the purpose of university and their reasons for wanting to enrol. The book reveals that although there has been a general shift in values towards the utilitarian perspective, there is still significant support for the traditional liberal idea of university education as a cultural experience. This support is concentrated in well-educated families, regardless of their financial resources, but there is a substantial number of young people from less well-educated families who have absorbed the liberal perspective.

Publication Language:

eng