Aspirations Longitudinal Study
The Aspirations Longitudinal Study is a significant four-year research project that is the first of its kind to seek a comprehensive insight into the factors that shape the career and educational aspirations of students in the middle years of schooling.
The project has attracted more than $1m in funding from the Australian Research Council and the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC). The research team, led by Professor Jenny Gore, will track children from 86 state schools to investigate how their aspirations develop or change over time.
The information gathered by the researchers will assist the DEC and educators in developing programs to expand children's awareness of the range of opportunities available to them.
EXPLORE THE STUDY
- Listen to Prof Jenny Gore on ABC Radio National Life Matters program
- Read our open access article in the Australian Educational Researcher
- “Socioeconomic status and the career aspirations of Australian school students: Testing enduring assumptions” in the Australian Educational Researcher
- “Unpacking the career aspirations of Australian school students: Towards an evidence base for university equity initiatives in schools” in Higher Education Research and Development
- “The participation of Australian Indigenous students in higher education: A scoping review of empirical research, 2000–2016” in the Australian Educational Researcher
- “An integrated analysis of school students’ aspirations for STEM careers: Which student and school factors are most predictive?” in the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
- “Who says we are not attracting the best and brightest? Teacher selection and the aspirations of Australian school students” in the Australian Educational Researcher
- “When higher education is possible but not desirable: Widening participation and the aspirations of Australian Indigenous school students” in the Australian Journal of Education