Social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions

Focusing on the role of academic curriculum in explaining social inequalities in entering more selective higher education institutions, this paper compares Scotland and the US. This comparison is meant to further investigate the mechanisms of social reproduction in different educational systems, in particular whether and the extent to which different dimension of academic curricula (type of advanced academic subjects, grades and number of advanced academic subjects taken at school) mediate social inequalities in entry different higher education institutions.

•    Duta, A., An, B. and Iannelli, C. (forthcoming) ‘Social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions: evidence from Scotland and the US’ – Higher Education

Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Authors: 
Cristina Iannelli
Brian An
Adriana Duta

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