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ERIC Number: EJ933050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
The Influence of PISA Scores, Schooling and Social Factors on Pathways to and within Higher Education in Canada
Murdoch, Jake; Kamanzi, Pierre Canisius; Doray, Pierre
Irish Educational Studies, v30 n2 p215-235 2011
In this article, we use data from the Canadian Youth in Transition Survey (YITS). This survey has followed longitudinally the Canadian Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) students originally surveyed in 2000. The aim of this article is to look to what extent social factors (e.g. gender, parental education and socio-economic status), previous schooling (secondary school grades, etc.), and particularly PISA scores, play a role in shaping pathways to and within higher education. We look at the influence of these factors on access to higher education (university or college), and persistence in terms of graduation or dropping out within higher education. We conclude that PISA literacy scores, schooling and social factors appear to have a much greater impact on access rather than on persistence within higher education. We discuss the implications of these findings for future research and educational policies in favour of participation and persistence. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment