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Determined to succeed? : performance versus choice in educational attainment

Author: Michelle Victoria Jackson
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In many countries, concern about socio-economic inequalities in educational attainment has focused on inequalities in test scores and grades. The presumption has been that the best way to reduce inequalities in educational outcomes is to reduce inequalities in performance. But is this presumption correct? Determined to Succeed? is the first book to offer a comprehensive cross-national examination of the roles of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Victoria Jackson
ISBN: 0804783020 9780804783026
OCLC Number: 827894007
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Contents: Introduction : how is inequality of educational opportunity generated? : the case for primary and secondary effects / Michelle Jackson --
Primary and secondary effects : some methodological issues / Christiana Kartsonaki, Michelle Jackson and David R. Cox --
Inequality in transitions to secondary school and tertiary education in Germany / Martin Neugebauer, David Reimer, Steffen Schindler and Volker Stocké --
How social background affects educational attainment over time in the Netherlands / Charlotte Büchner and Rolf van der Velden --
Academic achievement, tracking decisions and their relative contribution to educational inequalities : change over four decades in France / Mathieu Ichou and Louis-André Vallet --
Social origin inequalities in educational careers in Italy : performance or decision effects? / Dalit Contini and Andrea Scagni --
Ever declining inequalities? : transitions to upper secondary and tertiary education in Sweden, for the 1972-1990 birth cohorts / Frida Rudolphi --
Dentist, driver, or dropout? : family background and secondary education choices in Denmark / Anders Holm and Mads Meier Jaeger --
Social background and educational transitions in England / Michelle Jackson --
Class origins, high school graduation, and college entry in the United States / Stephen L. Morgan, Michael W. Spiller and Jennifer J. Todd --
Why does inequality of educational opportunity vary across countries? : primary and secondary effects in comparative context / Michelle Jackson and Jan O. Jonsson

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An assessment of the relative importance of previous school performance and choice in creating social background inequalities in educational attainment.  Read more...

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