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Education in the Middle Class

Power, Sally and Edwards, Tony and Whitty, Geoff and Wigfall, Valerie (2003) Education in the Middle Class. Open University Press, Buckingham. ISBN 978-0335205554

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Additional Information: Details: Power, S., Edwards, T., Whitty, G. and Wigfall, V. (2003) Buckingham: Open University Press 175pp Theme: 5 Key words: Higher education; educational careers; middle class; social mobility. Field of enquiry: Sociology of education. Theoretical perspectives, analytical and/or empirical methods used: Uses longitudinal data to examine the educational and career trajectories of ‘academically-able’ pupils and explore the significance of school sector on life chances and social mobility. Original contributions to theory/methodology/policy/practice: Provides a longitudinal study of the effects of schooling on social mobility: as well as offering analysis of broad trends between different types of school/school sector, there is rich, detailed analysis of the experience of negotiating school and higher education among a group of ‘academically able’ pupils. The research has important implications for current policy debates around academic selection, access to elite universities and the limits of meritocracy. Evidence of significance (eg, prizes, awards, keynote): Publication arising out of an ESRC-funded project (R000235570) graded 'outstanding'. Voted Best Education Book 2004, Society for Educational Studies. Refereeing procedures to which the output has been subject: Peer reviewed in accordance with Open University Press procedures. Proportional contribution of the author where output is jointly authored: One-third.
Controlled Keywords: All ages, England, Secondary school, Student employment, Education and employment, Sociology
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Education Foundations and Policy Studies
IOE Departments > Departments > Thomas Coram Research Unit
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 12:07
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 10:56
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