ERIC Number: EJ1051889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
How Stable Is the Stratification of Higher Education in England and Scotland?
Raffe, David; Croxford, Linda
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v36 n2 p313-335 2015
This paper asks whether the institutional hierarchies defined by "golden triangle", other Russell Group, other pre-1992 and post-1992 universities in England, and by ancient, old and new universities in Scotland, have become weaker since the 1990s. Using indicators constructed from Universities and Colleges Admissions Service data for 1996-2010, the article finds a stable hierarchical relationship among the sectors within each country, with some indicators showing a slight widening of status differences between sectors towards the end of the period. The main exception was a slight "upgrading" of new (post-1992) universities in Scotland early in the period. There was little change in the association of institutional sector with social class, but in England the association with private secondary schools became slightly stronger and the association with ethnicity weakened.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Stratification, Institutional Characteristics, Universities, College Admission, Case Records, Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Classification, Social Class, Sustainability, Commercialization, Student Diversity, Vertical Organization, Qualifications, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)