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But no one in my family has been to university - aiming higher: school students attitudes to higher education

But no one in my family has been to university - aiming higher: school students attitudes to higher education

Maras, Pamela F. (2007) But no one in my family has been to university - aiming higher: school students attitudes to higher education. The Australian Educational Researcher, 34 (3). pp. 69-90. ISSN 0311-6999

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Abstract

In this paper, we present findings from the second stage of a three year longitudinal study involving 3,570 students aged 13-18 in a London Borough looking at the impact of Widening Participation (WP) on the attitudes of students. We outline findings from a previous stage and then focus specifically on two cohorts of Year 10 students (aged 14-15) in two consecutive years. The students completed the specially designed Attitudes to Higher Education Questionnaire (AHEQ) and provided information on WP activities in which they had participated. Data on the students' academic attainment and social backgrounds were also included. There were significant sex and cohort differences and interactions which were found to be related to WP activities specifically aimed at increasing the participation of socially disadvantaged students in higher education. The implications of findings are discussed in relation to theories of social identity and self concept and the implementation of strategies to increase participation in Higher Education

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The Australian Educational Researcher is the Journal of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
Uncontrolled Keywords: widening participation, students, attitudes, higher education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
School of Health & Social Care
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2585

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