The study showed how parents ‘ education affects their children’s future

© Depositphotos / belchonockМама with children communicate with the teacher. Archival photoThe study showed how parents ‘ education affects their children’s future© Depositphotos / belchonock

Education of the parents often influences the future of children more than their school performance, according to a study conducted by the Institute of education, HSE.

«The educational level of the parents often influences the future of children more than their performance in school. The Institute of education HSE found out what the role of this factor in the choices that the student makes after the ninth and eleventh classes. As follows from the results of the study, it is not always this choice is dictated by academic performance», the study says, at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

It notes that «a family with a high level of education helps the student to select such strategies that allow you to get a good education even at a low performance».

«Conversely, children from families with low educational level more often willing to «settle for less» or to ignore the opportunities that give them the current educational results», — added in the study.

It shows how it «inherited» the educational level of the parents. If in the ninth grade in 49% of pupils at least one parent has higher education, in tenth grade, this figure increases to 61%. This figure has changed due to the fact that children from families without higher education partially left school, continuing his studies in the sector of secondary vocational education, according to research.

«In the group viscousplastic of freshmen, 40% of students whose parents have higher education, have chosen to remain in high school. Among those who are not learning and whose parents do not have higher education, their share is only 26%. Thus, the study is traced, as at each stage the values of the family influence the choice – after the ninth grade, after the eleventh, when admission to the University is the most common but not the only option, and in a situation of choice between universities of different levels»,- follows from the document.

It is noted that 33% of students are in the so-called highly selective universities (with high level passing score), 55% in srednekaloriynye, the rest in discollection. Among students from families with higher education the proportion choosing highly selective universities almost doubled to 60% among students with high scores whose parents do not have higher education – 27%.

«Academic success is an important signal to the selection path, but families with a low educational level of parents prefer a strategy of avoidance,» say the authors of the study.

According to the study, to solve the problem of social mobility, it is impossible to focus on academic achievement, we need to help families overcome these «internal» barriers, closing the child to quality education.

«We need to build mechanisms for educational guidance and social support for a strong high school graduates from families with insufficient cultural and economic resources»,- underlined the authors.

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