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ERIC Number: EJ1133426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Social Reproduction and Sex in German Primary Schools
Smith, Daniel Scott; Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v47 n2 p240-256 2017
To understand the relationship between social background and sex in schooling, we use Bourdieu's theory of social reproduction and a feminist perspective of gender as practice. We pose two questions: (1) What is the relationship between economic and cultural capital and achievement for 4th-grade females versus males studying in Germany? (2) Is the relationship between school composition and student achievement different for 4th-grade females versus males? We report no differences between females and males in the relationships between social background and achievement (p > 0.05). However, the relationship between class-aggregated social background and achievement is halved in female-majority mathematics classrooms (ß = -12.6, p < 0.05).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study
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