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ERIC Number: EJ937315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The Potential Determinants of Young People's Sense of Justice: An International Study
Gorard, Stephen
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v32 n1 p35-52 2011
This paper uses reports from 13,000 Grade Nine pupils in five countries to examine issues such as whether they were treated fairly at school, trust their teachers and adults in wider society, are willing to sacrifice teacher attention to help others, and support the cultural integration of recent immigrants. Using such reports as "outcomes" in a multi-stage regression model, it is clear that they are largely unrelated to school-level pupil mix variables. To some extent, these outcomes are stratified by pupil and family background in the same way for all countries. However, the largest association is with pupil-reported experience of interactions with their teachers. Teachers appear to be a major influence on young people's sense of justice and the principles they apply in deciding whether something is fair. The paper concludes by suggesting ways in which schools and teachers could take advantage of this finding. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Czech Republic; France; Italy; United Kingdom (England)