The Open UniversitySkip to content

Interpreting acheivement gaps: Some comments on a dsipute

Hammersley, Martyn (2001). Interpreting acheivement gaps: Some comments on a dsipute. British Journal of Educational Studies, 49(3) pp. 285–298.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


This is a response to an article by Stephen Gorard in a previous issue of the journal. It addresses the issue of how achievement gaps in educational performance between ethnic and other groups, and changes in these, can best be measured. The approach recommended by Gorard is compared with that of the authors he criticises. The conclusion reached is that both approaches are of value: that they provide different kinds of information. Which is the most useful on any occasion depends on the purpose guiding the inquiry, and on the assumptions that can be made about the social processes being modelled.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 Blackwell
ISSN: 0007-1005
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20509
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 11:48
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:33
Share this page:


Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU