Perspectives on aspiration and ambition

Document type
Smith Institute
Date of publication
6 June 2008
Children and Young People, Education and Skills, Employment
Social welfare
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The purpose of this collection of essays is to consider ways of driving aspiration and ambition in young people.  Written from a Yorkshire and Humber perspective, the essays highlight the barriers to ambition experienced in some communities. These include parental and cultural pressures and schools ill equipped to challenge community, parental and their own perceptions of what young people should aspire to.

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