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Intra-class differences in the post-16 educational trajectories of young people from lower socioeconomic groups

SLACK, Kim (2014) Intra-class differences in the post-16 educational trajectories of young people from lower socioeconomic groups. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 19 (4). pp. 433-449. ISSN 1359-6748

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This paper draws on research with young people from similar working class backgrounds in a deprived urban area in England. Although all the participants achieved a high enough attainment level to remain in full-time education beyond compulsory schooling, they each elected to follow different post-16 pathways. Drawing on in-depth interviews with nine young people, the paper focuses on the social and educational lives of these young adults as they reflect on their schooling and the decisions they made regarding their post-16 pathway. The analysis and discussion draws on the concepts of approaches to learning and self-efficacy to support a more nuanced understanding of intra-class differences in the educational experiences of these young people that may have influenced the pathway they followed when they left compulsory schooling. The findings of this research suggest a potential relationship between these concepts, the nature of which may influence educational outcomes and notions around possible futures post-16.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Education
Depositing User: Kim SLACK
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 16:56
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 09:37
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2797

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