ERIC Number: EJ1195476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Structural Embeddedness of Students' Professional Expectations: The Czech Republic and Taiwan in Comparative Perspective
Münich, Daniel; Mateju, Petr; Straková, Jana; Smith, Michael L.
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v48 n6 p973-991 2018
We compare the role of gender, socioeconomic background and measured ability on students' secondary school placement and professional expectations in Taiwan and the Czech Republic, two countries that have experienced substantial reforms in their educational systems in the context of political change and economic development. Using data from the international PISA 2006 survey of 15-year-olds, our analysis reveals that Czech academic upper-secondary schools are much more selective in terms of socioeconomic background and gender than comparable Taiwanese senior high schools. Controlling for measured ability and other factors, students' professional expectations are also more closely linked to socioeconomic background and gender in the Czech Republic than in Taiwan.
Descriptors: Expectation, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Comparative Education, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Enrollment, Grade 10, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment