Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement

Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement

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Inequalities in educational opportunity have been a persistent feature of all school systems for generations, with conventional explanations of differences in educational attainment tending to be reduced to either quantitative or non-quantitative 'list' theories. In this groundbreaking book, Roy Nash argues that a realist framework for the sociological explanation of educational group differences can, and must be, constructed, resulting in a vital contribution to current policy and theoretical debate.... of origin, whichfor many senior students with acertain level of qualification and established patterns of social intercourse ... a characteristically ambivalent stance towards thevaluation theyplace on theschool in relation to mentaland manual labour. ... to preferences derived from distinctiveclass values, butisthe product of a decisionmakingprocess thatcanbe modelled ... the family unit willconsider itself a#39;satisfieda#39; ifthe child hasreached an academic levelenabling himto aspire to a socialanbsp;...

Title:Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement
Author:Roy Nash
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-12-28


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