The Role of Friends and Peers
Friends are important to young people’s lives and help to shape their sense of self, but they have a limited influence on educational goals and career plans… the decision about which college to attend and what occupation to pursue are based on a student’s individual interests, strengths and talents, and are unlikely to be influenced by the fluid social groups to which an adolescent belongs. (p. 211)
KeywordsYoung People Middle Class Cultural Capital Academic Ability League Table
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