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Degrees of choice : class, race, gender, and higher education

Author: Diane Reay; Miriam E David; Stephen J Ball
Publisher: Stoke on Trent, UK ; Sterling, USA : Trentham Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the overlapping effects of social class, ethnicity and gender in the process of choosing which university to attend. The shift from an elite to a mass system has been accompanied by much political rhetoric about widening access, achievement-for-all and meritocratic equalisation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Reay; Miriam E David; Stephen J Ball
ISBN: 1858563305 9781858563305
OCLC Number: 70406953
Description: xi, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Setting the scene --
Ch. 2. Conceptualising choice of higher education --
Ch. 3. Making a difference : institutional habituses --
Ch. 4. Parents and higher education choice --
Ch. 5. Working class students --
Ch. 6. Culture, community and choice : ethnic minority students --
Ch. 7. Illuminating the field? : information, marketing and higher education decision making --
Ch. 8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Diane Reay, Miriam E. David, and Stephen Ball.
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An account of the overlapping effects of social class, ethnicity and gender in the process of choosing which university to attend. The shift from an elite to a mass system has been accompanied by much political rhetoric about widening access, achievement-for-all and meritocratic equalisation.

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