Some Sociological Concomitants of Academic Streaming in a Grammar School

  • Colin Lacey
Part of the Contemporary Social Theory book series


A great deal is now known about the macro-sociology of secondary education in Britain. Recent studies (for example, Floud et al., 1957; Douglas, 1964) focusing on selection for entry and on the performance in secondary schools of pupils with various social and psychological characteristics, have sketched in the major dimensions of the problem. This paper, on the other hand… is an attempt to lay bare some of the micro-sociological mechanisms within one school and dwells primarily on processes of differentiation and sub-culture formation. It must therefore be seen against the background of well-established findings in the field.


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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1982

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  • Colin Lacey

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