The relationship between poverty and deprivation, educational attainment and positive school leaver destinations in Glasgow secondary schools

McKinney, S. , Hall, S. , Lowden, K. , McClung, M. and Cameron, L. (2012) The relationship between poverty and deprivation, educational attainment and positive school leaver destinations in Glasgow secondary schools. Scottish Educational Review, 44(1), pp. 33-45.

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Abstract

The impact of poverty and deprivation on children and their education is a major source of concern for the United Kingdom and Scottish governments. This article reports on a research project that focussed on Glasgow city secondary schools for the period 2006-2009. The project aimed to establish an association between poverty and deprivation and attainment in public examinations and also in initial leaver destinations. The project constructed a tri-partite means of measuring poverty that used Free School Meal Entitlement, the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and Staged Intervention. This measure was then compared with attainment figures and initial leaver destinations. Unsurprisingly, the research demonstrates that there is a major association between poverty and deprivation and attainment for the period. However, the research also demonstrates that there is no major association between poverty and deprivation and initial leaver destinations and that some schools serving poorer areas are particularly successful in securing a high proportion of initial leaver destinations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lowden, Mr Kevin and McKinney, Professor Stephen and Hall, Mr Stuart
Authors: McKinney, S., Hall, S., Lowden, K., McClung, M., and Cameron, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > UGIEC / SCRE
Journal Name:Scottish Educational Review
ISSN:0141-9072
ISSN (Online):0141-9072

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