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Pages: 6277-6285
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

DO PARENTS' EDUCATION LEVELS AFFECT THEIR CHILDREN’S SCHOOL PERFORMANCE?

D. Magueta1, M. Costa1, M. Monteiro1, S. Pais2, C. Reis1

1University of Aveiro (PORTUGAL)
2Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PORTUGAL)
The influence of the socio-cultural background of the family on children's educational performance has been attracting increase attention in the last few years. Although schools promote equality of opportunity for all students, with the application of several procedures that try to reduce the social and economic disparity, there is a perception that children’s educational achievements are still very affected by the families’ resources and how parents value education.

This paper objective is to perform a study, in Portugal, on how children’s education success are related and influenced by their parents’ socio-cultural background, measured by their levels of education.

This study is based on the results of the Portuguese secondary school examinations, for the academic year 2013/14, in all public schools in the country.

Several statistical techniques are applied in order to evaluate if it is true the common perception that children of parents with a higher level of education tend to obtain higher scores on national tests.
@InProceedings{MAGUETA2015DOP,
author = {Magueta, D. and Costa, M. and Monteiro, M. and Pais, S. and Reis, C.},
title = {DO PARENTS' EDUCATION LEVELS AFFECT THEIR CHILDREN’S SCHOOL PERFORMANCE?},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {6277-6285}}
TY - CONF
AU - D. Magueta AU - M. Costa AU - M. Monteiro AU - S. Pais AU - C. Reis
TI - DO PARENTS' EDUCATION LEVELS AFFECT THEIR CHILDREN’S SCHOOL PERFORMANCE?
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2015
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
SP - 6277
EP - 6285
ER -
D. Magueta, M. Costa, M. Monteiro, S. Pais, C. Reis (2015) DO PARENTS' EDUCATION LEVELS AFFECT THEIR CHILDREN’S SCHOOL PERFORMANCE?, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 6277-6285.
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