Objective and Subjective Engagement with the Non-Local World by Rural School Leavers

Stevens, Ken (2007) Objective and Subjective Engagement with the Non-Local World by Rural School Leavers. International Journal of Rural Psychology.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore how senior students in a rural Australian high school made post year ten educational decisions, given they may have little access to knowledge concerning their future communities. Lack of access to information to inform these choices underscores the social and educational isolation of many of these students. The study revealed disparities within rural communities based on the nature and quality of contact with the non-local world. The study identified several implications for professionals and educational researchers around post-year ten decision-making. No evidence of ability differences between types 1, 2 and 3 students was found but the awareness contexts - the horizons students have both locally and beyond - needs to be closely examined in relation to post school educational and career decision-making.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1684
Item ID: 1684
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 9 August 2007
Date Type: Publication

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