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Introduction

Mohd. Sanjeer Alam

in Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Even though India has made remarkable progress during past six decades in widening the literacy base and expanding educational opportunities, the Indian education system has been marked by glaring ... More


Is Failure Inevitable? The Recent Fate of Secondary School Reforms Intended to Alleviate Social Disadvantage

John Gray

in Understanding Social Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses school reforms that have been taking place, with the aim to produce greater equality of educational opportunity. The chapter suggests why they may have been less effective than ... More


Unfolding the Context: Structures and Processes

Mohd. Sanjeer Alam

in Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In every society, structural resources are likely to be unequally distributed across social groups. Inequality in distribution of structural resources is particularly glaring in societies defined by ... More


Why Does Inequality of Educational Opportunity Vary Across Countries?: Primary and Secondary Effects in Comparative Context

Michelle Jackson and Jan O. Jonsson

in Determined to Succeed?: Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783026
eISBN:
9780804784481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783026.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows that cross-national differences in inequalities in educational opportunity between members of advantaged and disadvantaged social groups are fundamentally driven by cross-national ... More


From Equity to Preferential Equity

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes at great length the extension of reservations (quotas) to Other Backward Classes (OBCs), by far the most important and most controversial initiative during Arjun Singh’s second ... More


Immigrant Inclusion and Prospects through Schooling in Italy: An Analysis of Emerging Regional Patterns

Paola Bertolini and Michele Lalla

in Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814749029
eISBN:
9780814749043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814749029.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines school participation rates among immigrants in the Northern and Southern regions of Italy. Northern Italy is one of the most developed regions in the EU, while Southern Italy is ... More


Saved by College

Ranita Ray

in Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292055
eISBN:
9780520965614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292055.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter highlights how marginalized youth attempt to mobilize resources they acquire from school, at work, and through nonprofits and churches in order to facilitate their transition from high ... More


Different but Equal?: Reflections on the Future of Gender Discourse

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This concluding chapter considers what the single-sex education debates reveal about prevailing understandings of gender in the early decades of the twenty-first century. The renewed push to make ... More


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