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Mills, Carmen; Gale, Trevor – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
One popular view of student achievement is that the quality of teaching students receive plays an important part in whether or not they do well at school. In this article we draw attention to "context" as a complementary explanation, particularly regarding achievement differences between students from different socio-economic…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Background
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Mills, Carmen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This article is concerned with the theoretical constructs of Bourdieu and their contribution to understanding the reproduction of social and cultural inequalities in schooling. While Bourdieu has been criticised for his reproductive emphasis, this article proposes that there is transformative potential in his theoretical constructs and that these…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Students