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The Resource Inequality across societies : families, schools and persisting stratification, edited by David Baker ... [et al.], (electronic book)

Inequality across societies : families, schools and persisting stratification, edited by David Baker ... [et al.], (electronic book)

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Inequality across societies : families, schools and persisting stratification
Title
Inequality across societies
Title remainder
families, schools and persisting stratification
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Baker ... [et al.]
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most societies place great faith in the modern school's power to offer children a more prosperous future, from better jobs to wider social opportunities. In turn, political leaders around the world push to expand western forms of schooling, creating more slots for children, from preschool through university levels. Yet despite this remarkable institutional change, are societies becoming equitable, especially for those groups living on the margins of civil society? Why, in too many cases, has schooling failed to deliver on its promise of reducing economic and social disparities? This volume addresses these questions, taking the reader into a variety of nations and cultural settings. With studies from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the volume illuminates how schools can reduce or reinforce the layered stratification of society, even in nations with non-western traditions. The contributors, diverse in their own origins and viewpoints, advance our understanding of stratification by highlighting how a nation's history, particular institutions, and cultural context shape the school's efficiency as an agent of equity. The chapters move beyond individual conceptions of attainment and distinguish near-universal versus country-specific mechanisms that characterize the interplay between school expansion and inequality. It shows how schools can reduce or reinforce the layered stratification of society, even in nations with non-western traditions
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Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
306.43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC203
LC item number
.I54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952 Jan. 5-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baker, David
Series statement
Research in sociology of education,
Series volume
v. 14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Educational sociology
  • Educational equalization
  • Social stratification
  • Educational sociology
  • Educational equalization
  • Social stratification
  • Income distribution
  • Income distribution
Label
Inequality across societies : families, schools and persisting stratification, edited by David Baker ... [et al.], (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn441785728
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 292 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849502412
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Inequality across societies : families, schools and persisting stratification, edited by David Baker ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn441785728
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 292 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849502412
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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