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Title: Great Expectations : a longitudinal case study of pupils in an inner-city secondary school in a 'high-NEET' Local Authority in England
Author: McDonnell, Ann
ISNI:       0000 0004 7963 9674
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2019
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This study focuses on secondary school pupils in an inner-city area in which young people are at high risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) after leaving school. It was an ESRC CASE Studentship undertaken in collaboration with the Local Authority in which the school is located. The study explores these pupils' aspirations for education, work and life over a 4-year period. It is located within a comparative case study paradigm, comparing pupils deemed by their school to be at either high or low risk of becoming NEET, using a mixed methods approach encompassing focus groups, survey and participant observation. The interplay between environment, behaviour and personal aspects is explored through the lens of Social Cognitive Theory. The study places these young people's voices at the centre in the belief that their experiences and aspirations may illuminate current debates and add to the sparse literature on young people at risk of becoming NEET. This is an essential piece of the NEET 'jigsaw'.
Supervisor: Coben, Diana Cicely ; Hohenstein, Jill Marni ; Maguire, Margaret Mary ; Hodgen, Jeremy Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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