ERIC Number: EJ783234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 19
Social Segregation in Secondary Schools: How Does England Compare with Other Countries?
Jenkins, Stephen P.; Micklewright, John; Schnepf, Sylke V.
Oxford Review of Education, v34 n1 p21-37 Feb 2008
New evidence is provided about the degree of social segregation in England's secondary schools, employing a cross-national perspective. Analysis is based on data for 27 industrialised countries from the 2000 and 2003 rounds of the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA). We allow for sampling variation in the estimates. England is shown to be a middle-ranking country, as is the USA. High segregation countries include Austria, Belgium, Germany and Hungary. Low segregation countries include the four Nordic countries and Scotland. In explaining England's position, we argue that its segregation is mostly accounted for by unevenness in social background in the state school sector. Cross-country differences in segregation are associated with the prevalence of selective choice of pupils by schools. (Contains 13 notes, 4 figures, and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Background, Interpersonal Relationship, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Social Status, Correlation, Incidence, Selective Admission, School Segregation, Family Characteristics, School Choice, Private Schools
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; South Korea; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment