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Mills, Carmen; Gale, Trevor – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
One popular view of student achievement is that the quality of teaching students receive plays an important part in whether or not they do well at school. In this article we draw attention to "context" as a complementary explanation, particularly regarding achievement differences between students from different socio-economic…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Background