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Factors that influence students' educational aspirations


Hay, I and Watson, J and Allen, J and Beswick, K and Cranston, N and Wright, S, Factors that influence students' educational aspirations, Education transforms - Papers and reflections, 14-16 July, The Peter Underwood Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 89-93. ISBN 978-1-86295-845-6 (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Aspirations provide the student with a goal and a direction and this can influence many of the choices a student makes about schooling. Aspirations are an important consideration in education because studentsí educational aspirations have been shown to be closely associated with the studentsí eventual educational achievement and educational outcomes (Nurmi, 2004). This paper draws on Australian research conducted by the authors on factors that influence the formation of studentsí educational aspirations. The findings are based on survey data involving a sample of almost 4000 students across primary, secondary and senior secondary school settings, located in the state of Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Allen, J (Dr Jeanne Allen)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Cranston, N (Professor Neil Cranston)
UTAS Author:Wright, S (Mrs Suzie Wright)
ID Code:105635
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-01-12
Last Modified:2016-03-08
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