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Inequality in Education

Comparative and International Perspectives

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Inequality in Education: Comparative and International Perspectives is a compilation of conceptual chapters and national case studies that includes a series of methods for measuring education inequalities. The book provides up-to-date scholarly research on global trends in the distribution of formal schooling in national populations. It also offers a strategic comparative and international education policy statement on recent shifts in education inequality, and new approaches to explore, develop and improve comparative education and policy research globally. Contributing authors examine how education as a process interacts with government finance policy to form patterns of access to education services. In addition to case perspectives from 18 countries across six geographic regions, the volume includes six conceptual chapters on topics that influence education inequality, such as gender, disability, language and economics, and a summary chapter that presents new evidence on the pernicious consequences of inequality in the distribution of education. The book offers (1) a better and more holistic understanding of ways to measure education inequalities; and (2) strategies for facing the challenge of inequality in education in the processes of policy formation, planning and implementation at the local, regional, national and global levels.
Release date Australia
May 31st, 2009
Contributors
Edited by Donald B Holsinger Edited by W. James Jacob
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Edition
2009 ed.
Illustrations
XXVI, 584 p.
Imprint
Springer
Pages
584
Dimensions
156x234x33
ISBN-13
9789048126514
Product ID
3040881

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