It has been argued that if education is to be democratic and serve the purpose of social and cultural elevation, then it must be generic and transcend the specificity of the locale. Corbett's case study of Digby Neck, Nova Scotia, which shows continuing rates of highschool drop-out among youth in rural and coastal communities, particularly among young men, illustrates the failure of this approach.
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Michael Corbett is an assistant professor in the School of Education at Acadia University.
Introduction: A Protracted struggle: An Analysis of Rural Resistance and Normalization in Canadian Educational Policy * Reconceptualizing Resistance: Habitus, Discourse and Place * Study Area and Methodology * Who Stays, Who Goes and Where: Education and Migration on Digby Neck 1963-1998 * Parallel Education Systems: the Classes of 1963-1974 * the Boom Years: the Classes of 1975-1986 * Surviving the Crisis: the Classes of 1987-1998 * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index
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