Social class affects school achievement less than you think

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In a recent article in The Conversation, Stewart Riddle cited UK, US and Australian research to argue that: … social class is the strongest predictor of educational achievement. But recent research shows…

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

Australia’s famous egalitarianism is proposed to be a factor in the research that social class is less of an affect on schooling outcomes than other factors such as motivation and teaching. The idea here is that social mobility is high in Oz and this mKes it less likely that the old class model, which was more rigid, applies here therefore students are more likely to see that they can achieve better results regardless of where they go to school.  This article goes on to discuss the social mobility of Australian society.

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Author: loremipsem

I am Head of Teaching and Learning and teach English at an independent School in Melbourne. I am passionate about using technology as a learning tool and I love reading and literature and language.

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