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Who aspires to higher education? Axes of inequality, values of education and higher education aspirations in secondary schools in Luxembourg and the Swiss Canton of Bern
Hadjar, Andreas; Scharf, Jan; Hascher, Tina
2021In European Journal of Education, 56 (1), p. 9-26
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Keywords :
educational inequalities; educational aspirations
Abstract :
[en] This article reports a study that investigated secondary school students’ higher education aspirations (towards university studies, ISCED 6 and above) and how these differ between student groups as well as how these are impacted by values of education. Panel data of more than 300 secondary school students in two countries, Luxembourg and Switzerland (the Swiss Canton of Bern) was analysed. Schools are structured differently in the education systems of Luxembourg and the Swiss Canton of Bern. The results of our analysis show that students in the Luxembourgish sample more often aspire to higher education than in the Swiss sample. Disparities in higher education aspirations were also more pronounced in the Luxembourgish sample, boys and students from families of low socio-economic status (SES) were less likely to aspire to higher education. While the effects of values of education are generally scarce, stimulation in terms of anticipated enjoyment and interest derived from participation in higher education seems to have a positive effect on higher education aspirations.
Research center :
- Education, Culture, Cognition & Society (ECCS) > Institute of Education & Society (InES)
Disciplines :
Sociology & social sciences
Education & instruction
Author, co-author :
Hadjar, Andreas  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC)
Scharf, Jan
Hascher, Tina
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Who aspires to higher education? Axes of inequality, values of education and higher education aspirations in secondary schools in Luxembourg and the Swiss Canton of Bern
Publication date :
March 2021
Journal title :
European Journal of Education
ISSN :
0141-8211
eISSN :
1465-3435
Publisher :
Wiley, Oxford, United Kingdom
Volume :
56
Issue :
1
Pages :
9-26
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Educational Sciences
FnR Project :
FNR9857103 - School Alienation In Switzerland And Luxembourg, 2014 (01/09/2015-31/08/2019) - Andreas Hadjar
Name of the research project :
SASAL
Funders :
FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche [LU]
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