Friendship and Educational Choice: Peer Influence and Planning for the Future

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This book provides a unique insight into how young people go about making decisions about their educational options and the subtle, yet crucial, influence of friends and peers on these processes. It argues that focusing on both the impact of friends on educational decisions and the reciprocal influences that such decisions may exert on young people's friendships helps us to understand the significance and impact of educational choice in the ...

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Overview

This book provides a unique insight into how young people go about making decisions about their educational options and the subtle, yet crucial, influence of friends and peers on these processes. It argues that focusing on both the impact of friends on educational decisions and the reciprocal influences that such decisions may exert on young people's friendships helps us to understand the significance and impact of educational choice in the wider lives of young people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403933690
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/2/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Brooks is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Surrey.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• Purposes and Hierarchies: A Review of the Literature on Higher Education
• The Practice of Friendship in Late Modernity
• Differences and Difficulties
• The Role of Friends and Peers
• Managing and Maintaining Friendships
• Conclusion
• Appendix 1: Information about Emily Davies College
• Appendix 2: The Higher Education Applications of the Young People Who Took Part in the Research
• Appendix 3: Friendship Groups Involved in the Research
• Appendix 4: Details of Fieldwork References

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