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Titre du document / Document title

The winner-take-all high school: Organizational adaptations to educational stratification = Adaptations organisationnelles à la stratification éducative

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

ATTEWELL Paul (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Graduate Center, City University of New York, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

Across the United States, families seek schools with reputations for academic excellence for their children, assuming that such schools improve a talented child's prospects for college admission. This article shows that students from star public high schools experience a disadvantage in entering elite colleges that stems from the attention played to class rank. In response, some high schools have developed winner-take-all characteristics, enhancing the success of their top students at the expense of other students. Students below the top of their class do less well than would be expected in terms of grades and advanced placement courses. They also take fewer advanced math and science subjects, given their high academic skills, compared to equivalent students in less prestigious schools. These patterns are linked to a system of educational stratification that links colleges and high schools through several types of assessment games

Revue / Journal Title

Sociology of education    ISSN  0038-0407   CODEN SCYEB7 

Source / Source

2001, vol. 74, no4, pp. 267-295 (2 p.1/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

American Sociological Association, Washington, DC, ETATS-UNIS  (1963) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Stratification

;

Classroom Discipline

;

Academic Achievement

;

Social status

;

Educational Inequality

;

Competitiveness

;

Economic Models

;

Comparison

;

Prestige

;

Elite

;

United States Of America

;

Public Education

;

Educational institution

;

Secondary Education

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Stratification

;

Discipline scolaire

;

Réussite scolaire

;

Statut social

;

Inégalité des chances

;

Compétitivité

;

Modèle économique

;

Comparaison

;

Prestige

;

Elite

;

Etats-Unis

;

Enseignement public

;

Etablissement scolaire

;

Enseignement secondaire

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 24804, 35400009993669.0010

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 14212313



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