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: 15/01/2007
- Category: Curriculum planning & development
- ISBN: 9780826488565