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Educational Attainment and Society, Hardback Book

Educational Attainment and Society Hardback


This is a sophisticated monograph focussing on attainment at the end of secondary/high school education (and the interface with tertiary education).

It combines re-analysis of secondary literature (including official statistics, institutional histories, interview data) and analysis of qualitative and quantitative primary research using descriptive and inferential statistics, value-added analysis and grounded theory.

The results show the significance and weakness of both the mid-twentieth century classic analyses of social class and the late-twentieth century feminist approaches.

It shows how a joint consideration of social issues, in particular of gender and social stratification, produce a powerful model for explaining attainment with important implications for policy on boys' underachievement and participation in higher education.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Curriculum planning & development
  • ISBN: 9780826488565