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The potential determinants of young peoples’ sense of justice: an international study.

Gorard, Stephen (2011) The potential determinants of young peoples’ sense of justice: an international study. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32 (1). ISSN 0142-5692

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URL of Published Version: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01425692.2011.527721

Identification Number/DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2011.527721

This paper uses reports from 13,000 grade 9 pupils in five countries to examine issues such as whether they were treated fairly at school, trust their teachers and adults in wider society, are willing to sacrifice teacher attention to help others, and support the cultural integration of recent immigrants. Using such reports as ‘outcomes’ in a multi-stage regression model, it is clear that they are largely unrelated to school-level pupil mix variables. To some extent, these outcomes are stratified by pupil and family background in the same way for all countries. However, the largest association is with pupil reported experience of interactions with their teachers. Teachers appear to be a -major influence on young peoples’ sense of justice, and the principles they apply in deciding whether something is fair. The paper concludes by suggesting ways in which schools and teachers could take advantage of this finding.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2011 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Department:School of Education
Subjects:L Education (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Taylor and Francis
ID Code:527
Refereed:YES
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