Journal article

Review of book - Determined to Succeed? Performance Versus Choice in Educational Attainment by Michelle Jackson (ed) 2013


Education Review | University of Delaware & Arizona State University | Published : 2014


Research shows that social background is a key factor in determining access and participation in education; students from advantaged backgrounds have higher achievement levels than student from disadvantaged backgrounds (Campbell, 2007; Eriksen, Goldthorpe, Jackson, Yaish & Cox, 2005). The authors argue that there are many factors that contribute to inequality of educational opportunity such as ‘interactions between the resources and aspirations of students and their families and the institutional features of an educational system.