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Standardized individuality: cosmopolitanism and educational decision-making in an Atlantic Canadian rural community

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Corbett, MJ, Standardized individuality: cosmopolitanism and educational decision-making in an Atlantic Canadian rural community, Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 40, (2) pp. 223-237. ISSN 0305-7925 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2010 British Association for International and Comparative Education

DOI: doi:10.1080/03057920903546088

Abstract

With the rise of network society, consumerism, individualization, globalization and contemporary change forces, students are pressured to both perform well in standardized academic assessments while at the same time constructing a non-standard, unique project of the self. I argue that this generates a particular set of place-based tensions for rural students. The paper analyses data from a three-year study of youth educational decision-making to explore the tensions between place based habitus and the mobility imperative in formal schooling.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cosmopolitanism, rural education, individualization, aspirations, educational decision-making
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Continuing and Community Education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Education
Author:Corbett, MJ (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:100555
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-05-20
Last Modified:2015-06-17
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