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Educational upward mobility : practices of social changes

Author: Antonia Kupfer
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most working-class people still do not enter higher education, but some do. What enables them to achieve against the odds? In Educational Upward Mobility Antonia Kupfer explores the reasons behind the exceptional educational upward mobility of working-class people in Austria and England to offer answers as to what enables such mobility. With the help of Bourdieu's concept of habitus and by analyzing biographical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Kupfer
ISBN: 9781137355300 1137355301
OCLC Number: 894540430
Description: ix, 184 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Research Literature on Educational Upward Mobility --
2. Theoretical Perspective --
3. Study Methodology --
4. Social Contexts Enabling Educational Upward Mobility --
5. Summary and Conclusions.
Responsibility: Antonia Kupfer.

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