Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Education Systems and InequalitiesInternational Comparisons$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Andreas Hadjar and Christiane Gross

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326106

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326106.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 20 August 2017

Education systems and inequalities

Education systems and inequalities

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction Education systems and inequalities
Source:
Education Systems and Inequalities
Author(s):

Andreas Hadjar

Christiane Gross

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326106.003.0001

The introduction discusses the background of political and public awareness of education systems and the various reasons for which countries might criticize their own systems and the ways in which they might attempt to reform them. It discusses the overall theme of the text, questioning how characteristics of education systems shape educational inequalities. The unique characteristics of education systems are varied and multi-layered. Education systems are affected by factors such as stratification, vocational specificity, and standardisation, while also being affected by factors of social context such as migration, welfare and gender regimes. The introduction explains how the text will determine the ways in which these individual characteristics affect the inequalities of educational systems in various countries, delivering an international perspective on a topic that has global effects.

Keywords:   education systems, educational inequalities, stratification, standardisation, vocational specificity

University Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .