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ERIC Number: EJ816573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Modelling Trajectories through the Educational System in North West England
Penn, Roger; Berridge, Damon
Education Economics, v16 n4 p411-431 Dec 2008
The main aim of this paper is to identify those school-level and locality-level factors that significantly affect each of the three stages in a young adult's educational trajectory in North West England: GCSE results, track taken at age 16 and "A"-level scores. By applying three-level models to data collected as part of the EFFNATIS project, we find no evidence of any locality-level effects. Overall, none of the explanatory variables conventionally considered to affect educational attainment had a consistent effect across "all" three stages. Rather, each explanatory variable had a contingent effect at specific points within the overall trajectory of educational outcomes. (Contains 7 tables and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)