Riddell, R (2009) Continuity of expectation: middle class parents, independent school and 'good' university, or, how social structure aids reproduction. In: BERA Annual Conference, 2-5 September 2009, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Official URL: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/184231.doc


This paper reflects on some of the findings of a research project funded by a small British Academy grant. Best understood as a series of microstudies, it investigated whether it is possible to develop social capital for working class students in order to assist them in constructing ambitious educational, social and occupational trajectories. In other words, is it possible to reduce these students’ extra-classroom social disadvantage, with particular reference to university attendance, and at the same time neutralise the relative advantage possessed by their middle class peers?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Full text available from URL above.

Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 14:07
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 09:49
Request a change to this item or report an issue Request a change to this item or report an issue
Update item (repository staff only) Update item (repository staff only)