Educational access for Australia's rural young people

a case of social exclusion

Margaret Alston, Jennifer Kent

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The social and economic effects of globalisation in rural communities is well - documented. Ageing populations, loss of services and employment opportunities are typical of rural areas in many western industrialised countries. Focusing on declining access to tertiary education, this paper argues that a lack of adequate policy is creating socially excluded young people in country towns. In particular, drawing on research conducted in the Centre for Rural Social Research at Charles Sturt University, it argues that the financial cost of education is creating a huge barrier for many rural families. If rural areas are to benefit from globalisation, a skilled workforce is critical. Declining rural access to tertiary education exacerbates power differentials resulting from globalisation and therefore restrains access" to the opportunities of globalisation and hinders rural revitalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-17
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Education
Volume47
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Fingerprint

exclusion
globalization
rural area
education
employment opportunity
social research
rural community
town
lack
costs
economics

Cite this

@article{6e47f7eeccd04c02b7c2a17693b22f18,
title = "Educational access for Australia's rural young people: a case of social exclusion",
abstract = "The social and economic effects of globalisation in rural communities is well - documented. Ageing populations, loss of services and employment opportunities are typical of rural areas in many western industrialised countries. Focusing on declining access to tertiary education, this paper argues that a lack of adequate policy is creating socially excluded young people in country towns. In particular, drawing on research conducted in the Centre for Rural Social Research at Charles Sturt University, it argues that the financial cost of education is creating a huge barrier for many rural families. If rural areas are to benefit from globalisation, a skilled workforce is critical. Declining rural access to tertiary education exacerbates power differentials resulting from globalisation and therefore restrains access{"} to the opportunities of globalisation and hinders rural revitalisation.",
author = "Margaret Alston and Jennifer Kent",
note = "Imported on 12 Apr 2017 - DigiTool details were: Journal title (773t) = Australian Journal of Education. ISSNs: 0004-9441;",
year = "2003",
language = "English",
volume = "47",
pages = "5--17",
journal = "Australian Journal of Education",
issn = "0004-9441",
publisher = "Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)",
number = "1",

}

Educational access for Australia's rural young people : a case of social exclusion. / Alston, Margaret; Kent, Jennifer.

In: Australian Journal of Education, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2003, p. 5-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Educational access for Australia's rural young people

T2 - a case of social exclusion

AU - Alston, Margaret

AU - Kent, Jennifer

N1 - Imported on 12 Apr 2017 - DigiTool details were: Journal title (773t) = Australian Journal of Education. ISSNs: 0004-9441;

PY - 2003

Y1 - 2003

N2 - The social and economic effects of globalisation in rural communities is well - documented. Ageing populations, loss of services and employment opportunities are typical of rural areas in many western industrialised countries. Focusing on declining access to tertiary education, this paper argues that a lack of adequate policy is creating socially excluded young people in country towns. In particular, drawing on research conducted in the Centre for Rural Social Research at Charles Sturt University, it argues that the financial cost of education is creating a huge barrier for many rural families. If rural areas are to benefit from globalisation, a skilled workforce is critical. Declining rural access to tertiary education exacerbates power differentials resulting from globalisation and therefore restrains access" to the opportunities of globalisation and hinders rural revitalisation.

AB - The social and economic effects of globalisation in rural communities is well - documented. Ageing populations, loss of services and employment opportunities are typical of rural areas in many western industrialised countries. Focusing on declining access to tertiary education, this paper argues that a lack of adequate policy is creating socially excluded young people in country towns. In particular, drawing on research conducted in the Centre for Rural Social Research at Charles Sturt University, it argues that the financial cost of education is creating a huge barrier for many rural families. If rural areas are to benefit from globalisation, a skilled workforce is critical. Declining rural access to tertiary education exacerbates power differentials resulting from globalisation and therefore restrains access" to the opportunities of globalisation and hinders rural revitalisation.

M3 - Article

VL - 47

SP - 5

EP - 17

JO - Australian Journal of Education

JF - Australian Journal of Education

SN - 0004-9441

IS - 1

ER -