Educational achievement / failure among descendents of immigrants - national origins and social and school conditions on the basic education in Portugal

The central purpose of the research is to relate school results with a series of variables characterising the pupils and their families in order to measure their effect on these results. We plan to analyse the results achieved in national 4th, 6th and 9th grade exams considering the effects, on one hand, of the pupils’ sex, place of birth and nationality and, on the other hand, the class, place of birth and nationality of their parents. Subsidiarily, we will identify schools with dissimilar results but very similar student populations in terms of social condition and the national origin of their families, and explore some aspects of the “school effect” (leadership profile, education plan and organisation of classes and periods) on achievement or failure.

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Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
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CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
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