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This chapter draws on a study of 437 secondary students attending school in the Australian state of Victoria: five of the schools were located in different parts of the state capital, Melbourne and were located in the regional centres of Victoria. It is concerned with exploring the sources of their differing views of education, in general, and university education, in particular. The chapter examines why young people want to go to university. The chapter details four very different narratives told by groups of students whose lives and experiences of secondary education are so different that it sometimes is difficult to remember that they are all living in the same country.


School of Education

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