Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality
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Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality

An International Comparison

Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Jan Skopek and Moris Triventi

From an international comparative perspective, this third book in the prestigious eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series provides a thorough investigation into how social inequalities arise during individuals’ secondary schooling careers. Paying particular attention to the role of social origin and prior performance, it focuses on tracking and differentiation in secondary schooling examining the short- and long-term effects on inequality of opportunities. It looks at ways in which differentiation in secondary education might produce and reproduce social inequalities in educational opportunities and educational attainment. The international perspective allows illuminating comparison in light of the different models, rules and procedures that regulate admission selection and learning in different countries.
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Chapter 13: Onwards or upwards? – The role of subject choice and schools in there production of educational inequality in England

Patricia McMullin and Nevena Kulic

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13. Onwards or upwards? – The role of subject choice and schools in the reproduction of educational inequality in England Patricia McMullin and Nevena Kulic INTRODUCTION In most countries, parental education is positively related with graduation i...

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