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By Donald Holsinger, W. James Jacob

Inequality in schooling: Comparative and foreign views is a compilation of conceptual chapters and nationwide case experiences that features a sequence of equipment for measuring schooling inequalities. The e-book offers up to date scholarly learn on international developments within the distribution of formal education in nationwide populations. It additionally deals a strategic comparative and foreign schooling coverage assertion on contemporary shifts in schooling inequality, and new techniques to discover, enhance and enhance comparative schooling and coverage examine globally. Contributing authors research how schooling as a strategy interacts with govt finance coverage to shape styles of entry to schooling companies. as well as case views from 18 international locations throughout six geographic areas, the amount contains six conceptual chapters on subject matters that impact schooling inequality, resembling gender, incapacity, language and economics, and a precis bankruptcy that provides new proof at the pernicious effects of inequality within the distribution of schooling. The publication deals (1) a greater and extra holistic knowing of how to degree schooling inequalities; and (2) recommendations for dealing with the problem of inequality in schooling within the methods of coverage formation, making plans and implementation on the neighborhood, neighborhood, nationwide and worldwide levels.

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Five chapters provide comparative studies between two or more nations. In this introductory chapter, we have identified several education inequality themes that have emerged over the conceptualization process of this volume which are detailed in this section. Theme 1: The Concept of Inequality as Applied to Education Education is often viewed as a key catalyst for overall individual, community, and national development (see for instance, Sen 2000; Bowles & Gintis 1976). Human capital theory was based on this notion and was critiqued through countless studies over the past half century (Baker & Holsinger 1996; Diener & Dweck 1978; Harber 2002; Lane 2001).

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In the most unequally distributed country, Burkina Faso, 86% of the population beyond the usual school age had no schooling at all. Many of the countries for which no data were available on schooling inequality also had very low levels of overall attainment. • The range of inequality in schooling attainment across countries is much greater than the range of inequality in income or consumption (not shown). 13 range. 25 in Sweden. • The table contains a statistical decomposition of schooling inequality into the portions attributable to rural vs.

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