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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” and other tales: an ethnography of children in Greater London

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Aspiration has become a political buzzword, and the rhetoric surrounding ‘raising aspirations’ to improve futures has filtered down to primary school level. Some researchers have critiqued the rhetoric as vacuous without material investment, and at worst, detrimental to disadvantaged groups. Whilst engaging with these ideas, this research offers a radical rethink. Firstly, rather than approaching the issue from a policy-driven perspective, it presents an emic view of children’s aspirations...

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Anne-Marie Sim More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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