New Publications from Dr. Lesley Andres

Vertically segregated higher education and the life course: Comparing patterns over 28 years

Lesley Andres and Ashley Pullman

First major study of equity and excellence in an era of widening participation. Draws on global case studies from Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USExplores the ways institutions are raising equity aspirations whilst maintaining academic standards

Andres, L., & Pullman, A. (2018). Vertically segregated higher education and the life course: Comparing patterns over 28 years. In M. Shah & J. Mckay (Eds.), Achieving Equity and Quality in Higher Education (pp. 25-50). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319783154

General and work-based extrinsic educational beliefs across time: From late youth to middle adulthood

Ashley Pullman & Lesley Andres

The degree to which individuals consider education to be a valuable pursuit varies. Beliefs differ regarding the perceived purpose of education and whether it is deemed necessary for future life course and employment success. In this study, we employ a longitudinal data set that follows a cohort of high school graduates over 28 years to examine how different types of extrinsic educational beliefs change from late youth to middle adulthood. Growth curve modelling generates insight into how ascriptive factors in relation to education and employment experiences have an impact on initial beliefs in late youth and how they change over time. General and work-based extrinsic belief statements exhibit both similar and dissimilar patterns of change in terms of ascriptive characteristics and life course experiences. Employment and post-secondary education are influential factors on both types of extrinsic educational beliefs. Women and individuals from highly educated backgrounds express more positive general – but not work-based – extrinsic educational beliefs in late youth. Nevertheless, there is a trend of convergence with men and individuals without highly educated parents over time.

Pullman, A., & Andres, L. (2018). General and work-based extrinsic educational beliefs across time: From late youth to middle adulthood. Journal of Youth Studies, online https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13676261.2018.1497782