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Hoskins, Kate; Barker, Bernard – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article highlights the potential of taking a genealogical approach to researching social mobility based on empirical insights generated from a qualitative case study in a secondary school located in the South East of England. The study involved interviews with 42 students and the data lead to a deeper understanding of the role of families in…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Genealogy, Case Studies, Secondary School Students
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Shackleton, Nichola; Allen, Elizabeth; Bevilacqua, Leonardo; Viner, Russell; Bonell, Chris – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
This article examines interactions between school-level and pupil-level measures of socio-economic status for pupil reports of the school environment and a range of risk behaviours and health outcomes. The baseline survey for the INCLUSIVE trial provided data on pupil affluence and pupil reports of the school environment, smoking, drinking,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Socioeconomic Status, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Codiroli Mcmaster, Natasha – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
The relative lack of students studying post-compulsory STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects is a key policy concern. A particular issue is the disparities in uptake by students' family background, gender and ethnicity. It remains unclear whether the relationship between student characteristics and choice can be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Family Characteristics, Gender Differences
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Sheldrake, Richard; Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael J. – British Educational Research Journal, 2015
Increasing the number of students who study mathematics once it is no longer compulsory remains a priority for England. A longitudinal cohort from England (1085 students) was surveyed at Years 10 and 12. Students' self-beliefs of ability influenced their GCSE mathematics grades and their intended and actual mathematics subject-choices; the degree…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Student Surveys