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Framing the geographies of higher education participation: schools, place and national identity

Donnelly, Michael and Evans, Ceryn 2016. Framing the geographies of higher education participation: schools, place and national identity. British Educational Research Journal 42 (1) , pp. 74-92.

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This paper considers the role of schools, place and national identity in shaping the ways in which young people make sense of the geography of higher education choice in the Welsh context. Drawing on two qualitative studies, it illustrates how attachment to nationhood and localities, as well as the internal processes of schools, bear upon the geographical mobility of young people living in Wales. The analyses suggest that this choice-making process, and the ways in which young people rationalised these decisions about where to study, varies according to where they lived and which school they attended. The paper illustrates the importance of moving beyond exclusively social-class based analyses of university choice making and embracing the significance of school and place in young people's geographical mobility.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Additional Information: Article first published online: 27 JUN 2015 Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's polcy at (accessed 22/06/2016)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 2015
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 18:26

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