Social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions: Evidence from Scotland and the USA

AQMeN researchers Adriana Duta, Brian An and Cristina Iannelli have published a paper in The International Journal of Higher Education. Abstract: This paper analyses the role that different components of the academic strength of the secondary-school curriculum (i.e. number, subjects and grades of advanced academic courses) play in explaining social origin differences in access to prestigious universities (but also to

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Curriculum differentiation and social inequality in higher education entry in Scotland and Ireland

Abstract This paper examines the relative importance of upper secondary subject choice and attainment in explaining social inequalities in access to higher education (HE) in Scotland and Ireland. These two countries differ in the extent of curriculum differentiation, in the degree of standardisation in school examination and in HE entry criteria. In particular, in Scotland subject choice in upper secondary

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