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    Cultural Capital, Social Class, and Higher Education

    Rachel Brooks in Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

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    Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education
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    Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education: An Introduction

    Education currently assumes a central role in the politics and policies of many countries across the world. Indeed, despite the recent global economic crisis, it is significant that the latest Organisation for...

    Rachel Brooks, Mark McCormack in Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of E… (2013)

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    Student Mobilities, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education
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    Conclusion

    Over the last two decades, the meaning of ‘internationalization’ for higher education has undergone a fundamental and decisive shift. From being a topic of vague, peripheral interest to colleges and universiti...

    Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters in Student Mobilities, Migration and the Inte… (2011)

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    International Mobility of UK Students

    In the context of wider debates around students’ international mobility, this chapter discusses the findings of several recent studies examining the motivations and experiences of international students from t...

    Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters in Student Mobilities, Migration and the Inte… (2011)

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    Student Mobility and the Changing Nature of Education

    There is an important historical legacy to student migration: the ‘Junior Year Abroad’ has long been part of the American higher education experience, while a qualification obtained from the ‘mother country’ c...

    Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters in Student Mobilities, Migration and the Inte… (2011)

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    Policy Context

    It is frequently asserted within the academic literature that education policy-making has undergone a fundamental change over recent decades. This argument has two particular strands: firstly, that policy is n...

    Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters in Student Mobilities, Migration and the Inte… (2011)

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    Mobility Within Mainland Europe

    Unlike educational mobility in most other parts of the world, the movement of students within Europe tends to be for relatively short periods of time and is stimulated strongly by regional policy, made by the ...

    Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters in Student Mobilities, Migration and the Inte… (2011)

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    Geographies of Student Mobility

    There is a need, we argue here, for an overtly geographical perspective on international student mobility. At its most simple, such a perspective enables us to map contemporary patterns and flows of students from...

    Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters in Student Mobilities, Migration and the Inte… (2011)

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    Introduction

    In January 2010, the UK’s The Sunday Times newspaper published an article entitled ‘Why British students are flocking to America’. It began with the following invitation to its readers:

    Imagine a d...

    Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters in Student Mobilities, Migration and the Inte… (2011)

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    Mobility of East Asian Students

    Although increasingly discussed in terms of globalization, as the chapters in this book attest, the reality of international education is geographically highly uneven and far from global in scope and reach. In...

    Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters in Student Mobilities, Migration and the Inte… (2011)

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    Young Graduates and Understandings of Adulthood

    Youth, it has been argued, is a period of ‘always “becoming”, waiting for the future to arrive’ (Lesko, 2001, p. 131). In contrast, adulthood is often seen as a period of greater stability, when identities are...

    Rachel Brooks in Contemporary Adulthood (2010)

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    Transitions from Education to Work

    Transitions from Education to Work

    New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond

    Rachel Brooks (2009)

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    Conclusion

    A key question that underpins this book, as well as one that has exercised many youth researchers over recent years, is the extent to which transitions from education to work have changed under the conditions ...

    Rachel Brooks in Transitions from Education to Work (2009)

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    Transitions from Education to Work: An Introduction

    The concept of a ‘transition’ from full-time education to full-time work is one with a long history in youth studies, sociology, psychology and education. However, along with other transitions typically associ...

    Rachel Brooks in Transitions from Education to Work (2009)

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    Friendship and Educational Choice

    Friendship and Educational Choice

    Peer Influence and Planning for the Future

    Rachel Brooks (2005)

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    Purposes and Hierarchies: A Review of the Literature on Higher Education

    The changes to the HE system over recent decades, which were outlined in Chapter 1, have prompted considerable debate amongst politicians, journalists and educationalists about the purpose of a university educ...

    Rachel Brooks in Friendship and Educational Choice (2005)

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    Differences and Difficulties

    In their quantitative study of HE choice, Roberts and Allen (1997) found that a young person’s peer group was the most common source of influence on the decisions he or she made after that of his or her family...

    Rachel Brooks in Friendship and Educational Choice (2005)

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    Managing and Maintaining Friendships

    In Chapter 4, I argued that the differences between friends, which were made explicit by the process of choosing HE courses and institutions, helped to explain why the young people involved in this study were ...

    Rachel Brooks in Friendship and Educational Choice (2005)

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