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ERIC Number: EJ1100835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Race, School Choice and Transfers to Opportunity: Implications for Educational Stratification in South Africa
Hill, Lori Diane
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v37 n4 p520-547 2016
This study investigates the links between race, school choice and educational stratification in South Africa. It focuses on racial differences in families' efforts to take advantage of choice by transferring to opportunity (i.e., transferring to a school perceived to offer students better access to educational opportunity than their current school) and explores the implications of those transfers for emerging patterns of racial stratification in access to high quality schools. Findings reveal significant racial variation in transfers to opportunity and suggest a complex link between race and the ways in which historically disadvantaged groups have engaged with the post-apartheid educational opportunity structure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa (Cape Town)
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