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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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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