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Julia Burdick-Will; Leela Gebo; Alexandra D. Williams – Sociology of Education, 2024
In this study, we examine whether students in violent neighborhoods actively avoid their local school as a form of social and physical protection. Specifically, we use 10 years of administrative data (2010-2020) from the high school choice open enrollment program in the Baltimore City Public School System to evaluate the interaction between…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Violence, School Choice, Geographic Location
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Mary Kate Blake – Sociology of Education, 2024
Through three years of training, school counselors build a professional identity based on providing social-emotional, academic, and postsecondary guidance to students. But school counselors face conflict in meeting these expectations in a bureaucratic environment that asks them to prioritize efficiency when meeting with students rather than…
Descriptors: School Counselors, High Schools, Conflict of Interest, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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David Mickey-Pabello – Sociology of Education, 2024
The study of affirmative action bans suffers from focusing on the ivory tower as the site for the impacts of affirmative action bans. Prior literature on affirmative action bans has missed the bigger picture, failing to see that less glamorous schools have also been impacted by the bans. This article fully fleshes out the impacts of affirmative…
Descriptors: For Profit Colleges, Affirmative Action, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation
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Georg Lorenz; Irena Kogan; Sarah Gentrup; Cornelia Kristen – Sociology of Education, 2024
Based on sociological, economic, and social-psychological theories of discrimination and bias, this study addresses non-native accents among ethnic minority students as they begin school and explores effects of such accents on their teachers' achievement expectations. Using a unique data set of first graders in Germany, the analysis reveals that a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Dialects, Pronunciation
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Markus Klein; Edward M. Sosu – Sociology of Education, 2024
Studies consistently show the detrimental effect of school absences on pupils' achievement. However, due to an accumulation of multiple risks, school absenteeism may be more harmful to achievement among pupils from lower socioeconomic status (SES). Using a sample of upper-secondary students from the Scottish Longitudinal Study (n = 3,135), we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Compulsory Education, Attendance
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Rob J. Gruijters; Isabel J. Raabe; Nicolas Hübner – Sociology of Education, 2024
Empirical evidence suggests children's socio-emotional skills--an important determinant of school achievement--vary according to socioeconomic family background. This study assesses the degree to which differences in socio-emotional skills contribute to the achievement gap between socioeconomically advantaged and disadvantaged children. We used…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Socioeconomic Status, Social Differences, Academic Achievement
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Allison L. Hurst; Vincent J. Roscigno; Anthony Abraham Jack; Monica McDermott; Deborah M. Warnock; José A. Muñoz; Wendi Johnson; Elizabeth M. Lee; Colby R. King; David Brady; Robert D. Francis; Kevin J. Delaney; Margaret Weigers Vitullo – Sociology of Education, 2024
Sociological research has long been interested in inequalities generated by and within educational institutions. Although relatively rich as a literature, less analytic focus has centered on educational mobility and inequality experiences within graduate training specifically. In this article, we draw on a combination of survey and open-ended…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, First Generation College Students, Working Class, Sociology
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Marissa E. Thompson; Sam Trejo – Sociology of Education, 2024
U.S. public schools are increasingly segregated by income, resulting in substantial educational inequality among U.S. schoolchildren. We conducted a nationally representative survey to explore the relationship between parental beliefs about and preferences regarding school segregation. Using experimental manipulation, we tested if learning about…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Preferences, School Segregation, School Policy
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Ilze Plavgo; Fabrizio Bernardi – Sociology of Education, 2024
This article expands the scope of comparative social stratification research in education to rapidly developing, largely low-income sub-Saharan Africa. First, we investigate trends in the association between parental socioeconomic status (SES) and children's chances to attend and complete primary education, exploring whether and where educational…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Equal Education, Intergenerational Programs, Foreign Countries
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Carbonaro, William; Lauen, Douglas L.; Levy, Brian L. – Sociology of Education, 2023
Although there is an abundance of research on the association of school poverty (or socioeconomic status) and test score level, there is very little rigorous longitudinal evidence on the cumulative effects of exposure to differing school contexts. Drawing from methods used first in epidemiology and then in neighborhood effects research, we use…
Descriptors: Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools, Grade 8, Mathematics Tests
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Bromley, Patricia; Furuta, Jared; Kijima, Rie; Overbey, Lisa; Choi, Minju; Santos, Heitor – Sociology of Education, 2023
Since post-World War II and especially throughout the 1990s, the globalization of a liberal international order propelled a wave of education reforms around the world. However, recent challenges to the legitimacy of the liberal order may undercut the prevalence of education reform across countries. To reveal how global changes are influencing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Global Approach, Influences, Comparative Analysis
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Shifrer, Dara; Phillippo, Kate; Tilbrook, Ned; Morton, Karisma – Sociology of Education, 2023
Using data on ninth graders, math teachers, and schools from the nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, we investigate the following questions: (1) How do ninth graders' perceptions of their math teachers as equitable relate to their math identity at the intersection of adolescents' race and gender? and (2) Do…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Student Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Equal Education
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Payne, Sarah S. C. – Sociology of Education, 2023
What are the economic consequences of college noncompletion? Given escalating student debt, is "some college" still worth it? This article applies augmented inverse probability weighting to the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to estimate the causal effect of college noncompletion on income and financial hardship. Although…
Descriptors: Socialization, Higher Education, Role of Education, National Surveys
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Planson, Sonia – Sociology of Education, 2023
Scholarship examining the role of cultural capital in school outcomes in relation to race and ethnicity in the French context is scarce. This article seeks to test how various potential forms of cultural capital, beyond the most traditional ones, are associated with school grades relationally with French students' backgrounds. Using Ministry of…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Foreign Countries, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Giebel, Sonia – Sociology of Education, 2023
U.S. colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to appear racially diverse, but have yet to account systematically for a quickly growing contingent of multiracial-identifying students. Drawing on interviews with multiracial-identifying undergraduates at Western University, I demonstrate how everyday university practices compromise…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Multiracial Persons, Racial Identification, Student Diversity
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