Post-Secondary Education on the Edge - Jensen, Jane McEldowney
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This ethnographic study addresses the ways residents of an economically distressed community in Nova Scotia perceive post-secondary education. Historically, the efficacy of education as an economic development strategy has been contradicted by the lack of work available locally and the personal costs associated with acquiring credentials. Yet education has been and continues to be a strong central value for this community. This book confirms the opportunities educational achievement can offer to individuals and yet questions how credentials alone can lift economically distressed communities as…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This ethnographic study addresses the ways residents of an economically distressed community in Nova Scotia perceive post-secondary education. Historically, the efficacy of education as an economic development strategy has been contradicted by the lack of work available locally and the personal costs associated with acquiring credentials. Yet education has been and continues to be a strong central value for this community. This book confirms the opportunities educational achievement can offer to individuals and yet questions how credentials alone can lift economically distressed communities as a whole if the systemic issue of regional political economy is not addressed.
  • Produktdetails
  • Cultural Critique 3
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: .65546, 65546
  • Neuausg.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. November 2002
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 226mm x 151mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 230g
  • ISBN-13: 9780820455464
  • ISBN-10: 0820455466
  • Artikelnr.: 27794817
Autorenporträt
The Author: Jane McEldowney Jensen is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and higher education from Indiana University. Her research focuses on educational aspirations after compulsory schooling and includes fieldwork in Cape Breton and Appalachia.