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Higher education selection: implications for social inequality. ESRI Research Bulletin 2016/1/1

Smyth, Emer and Iannelli, Cristina and Klein, Markus (2016) Higher education selection: implications for social inequality. ESRI Research Bulletin 2016/1/1. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Supporting the transition from school to higher education (HE) has been a focus of the Irish educational policy agenda in recent years, with changes in the nature of Leaving Certificate grading and many HE institutions moving to more general entry routes (rather than highly specialised courses) . How best to select students for different courses and institutions is an important dimension of this debate. This bulletin documents new analyses which use the different approaches to HE selection in Ireland and Scotland to yield insights into this important policy issue. The findings are based on data from the Irish and Scottish School Leaver Surveys over the period 1987 to 2005. The subsequent discontinuation of both national surveys means that we cannot analyse patterns over the past decade. However, while the level of participation of different social groups will have changed, the underlying social processes are unlikely to have altered fundamentally.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > education policy/vocational training
    Countries > Ireland
    Countries > U.K.
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Research Bulletin
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 11:35
    Number of Pages: 3
    Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 11:35

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