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Differentiation in secondary education and inequality in educational opportunities: The case of Switzerland

Buchmann, Marlis and Kriesi, Irene and Koomen, Maarten and Imdorf, Christian and Basler, Ariane. (2016) Differentiation in secondary education and inequality in educational opportunities: The case of Switzerland. In: Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, pp. 111-128.

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Abstract

Sociologists working in the field of education and stratification have long been concerned with how far not only ability and performance but also selection by social and migration background along with gender account for differences in young people’s educational attainment. Research has recognized the complex entanglement of institutional, social, and individual characteristics that shape both educational opportunities and educational attainment. The significance of these characteristics is most visible at transitions in the educational system. In differentiated and stratified educational systems, these transitions involve placement into educational tracks with different academic requirements. For Switzerland, we examine how ability, school performance, and student social characteristics affect track placement to lower and upper secondary schooling and how allocation to secondary-level tracks determines tertiary education enrolment.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Bildungssoziologie (Imdorf)
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Soziologie > Sozialforschung und Methodologie (Bergman)
UniBasel Contributors:Imdorf, Christian
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Edward Elgar
ISBN:978-1-78536-725-0
Series Name:eduLife Lifelong Learning
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Language:English
Last Modified:02 Oct 2018 13:04
Deposited On:20 Sep 2017 12:37

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