Journal article

Educational trajectories: parental education, pathways through senior secondary college and post-school outcomes in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Jenny Chesters

International Journal of Training Research | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Between 1983 and 1993, grade 7/8 to grade 12 apparent retention rates more than doubled and secondary schools developed vocational education and training (VET) programmes as alternative pathways through secondary school. Previous research indicates that participation in VET programmes is associated with having low-educated parents and/or attending schools in low socioeconomic status areas. In this paper, I analyse data provided by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Education Directorate to examine links between parental education, pathways through senior secondary college and post-school outcomes. The results indicate that students with at least one university-educated parent were less l..

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