ERIC Number: ED445978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Inequality in Attainment at Age 16: A "Home International" Comparison. CES Briefing No. 19.
The United Kingdom (UK) has four separate education systems, each with different traditions. In Scotland and Wales all state-funded secondary schooling is comprehensive, whereas in Northern Ireland it is selective, and in England there are regional differences in the extent of selection. This briefing considers whether differences among the four education systems are associated with different levels of social inequality in attainment. The briefing focuses on students aged 16 in 1990. It finds that evidence from this research provides support for the comprehensive system. Cites 4 related publications. (Author/BT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Secondary Education
Centre for Educational Sociology, The University of Edinburgh, St. John's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Scotland. Tel: 0131-651-6238; Web site: www.ed.ac.uk/~ces.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Edinburgh Univ. (Scotland). Centre for Educational Sociology.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)