ERIC Number: ED140169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
High School Context, College Quality, and Educational Attainment: Institutional Constraints in Educational Stratification. Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools Report No. 214.
Alexander, Karl L.; Eckland, Bruce K.
Does where one goes to college depend upon the kind of high school attended? And, what are the consequences of attending a more or less academically selective college or university? These questions are evaluated separately for college men and women using longitudinal data from a national sample of youth who were high school sophomores in 1955. For males, but not females, the social status composition of high school was found to enhance one's prospects for attending a selective institution of higher education. Selectivity, in turn, had total salutary effects on educational attainment, despite its depressant effect on grade performance and academic self-conceptions in college. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.