Choosing Futures

Choosing Futures

by Nicholas Foskett, Jane Hemsley-Brown
     
 

Education is becoming more competitive - choice in education is now a key issue. This book will help parents, schools, colleges, universities and policy makers understand how education and training markets work. Choosing Futures offers a wide ranging perspective on how young people, and their parents, make choices as they travel through a lifetime of

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Education is becoming more competitive - choice in education is now a key issue. This book will help parents, schools, colleges, universities and policy makers understand how education and training markets work. Choosing Futures offers a wide ranging perspective on how young people, and their parents, make choices as they travel through a lifetime of education and training. The authors challenge traditional views of how choices are made of primary school, secondary school, college, university and career, which assume that choices are rational and objective. Instead this book reveals how choices depend upon a range of factors:
*young people's personal experiences
*individual and family histories
*perceptions of education and careers.
The book compares choice for 5 to 11 year olds, and for 16 and 18 year olds; drawing out models of the decision making process, and at the same time the consequences on schools, colleges and individuals of 'enhanced choice'.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415232388
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Choice, decision-making and the education market place1
2Motivation, rationality and the reality of choice27
3Choosing schools: parents and pupils in the market place51
4Choosing independent schools: a parental dilemma?75
5Young people, choice and the further education market place100
6Choosing training pathways at 16+124
7Choosing higher education: reaching for anticipated futures148
8Choice or chance? Career decision-making processes of young people173
9Choosing futures: issues and implications201
Bibliography225
App. A - Centre for Research in Education Marketing Research Projects237
Index240

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