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Travels in space and place: Identity and rural schooling


Corbett, M, Travels in space and place: Identity and rural schooling, Canadian Journal of Education, 30, (3) pp. 771-792. ISSN 0380-2361 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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This analysis draws on interview data from a three‐year study of educational decision making of youth living in a coastal community in Atlantic Canada.  Students whose educational and mobility aspirations extend outside the known spaces of the community develop the ability to negotiate multiple social spaces in and out of school.    The school‐successful  ʺfloaterʺ  identity position is assumed by youth comfortable in a variety of social groups and situations ranging from peer cliques to interactions with teachers and other institutional authority figures. This contrasts with more localized identity positions, marked by strong and exclusive identification with local networks

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rural education, mobility, education trajectories, high school, school cliques, Nova Scotia education
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
UTAS Author:Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:100564
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-05-20
Last Modified:2015-09-03

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