Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

Mature-Age Male Students in Higher Education

Experiences, Motivations and Aspirations

Authors: Laming, Madeleine Mattarozzi, Morris, Aileen, Martin-Lynch, Pamela

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  • Examines the reasons and motivations held by mature-age male students as they enter higher education
  • Analyses why men tend to be underrepresented among mature students
  • Explores the intersections of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, culture and gender
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This book explores the unique set of challenges faced by mature-age male undergraduates as they adapt to university study. The authors examine the motivations of mature male students for enrolling in higher education and their aspirations for life after graduation, in doing so filling a crucial gap in the current literature. Later access to higher education carries numerous benefits, including improved social mobility: it is therefore paramount to understand why men tend to be underrepresented among mature students. Exploring the intersections of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, culture and gender, and paying careful attention to the stories of the students themselves, the authors provide a thought-provoking analysis of an underrepresented student group. The book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of mature-age male students, and aspirations and motivations within higher education more generally.

About the authors

Madeleine Mattarozzi Laming is Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Education at Murdoch University, Australia. 
Aileen Morris is Principal Lecturer (retired) at the University of Lincoln, UK. 
Pamela Martin-Lynch is the former Manager of Student Learning in the Centre for University Teaching and Learning at Murdoch University, Australia. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 41,64 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 49,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24477-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mature-Age Male Students in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Experiences, Motivations and Aspirations
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24478-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24478-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24477-4
Series ISSN
2524-6445
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 160
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