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Inequality across societies : families, schools and persisting stratification

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : JAI/Elsevier, 2004.
Series: Research in sociology of education, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Inequality across societies.
Amsterdam ; London : JAI/Elsevier, 2004
(OCoLC)53030625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Baker
ISBN: 9780080473031 0080473032
OCLC Number: 131363874
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 292 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : inequality across societies / Bruce Fuller and Emily Hannum --
Grandmothers, formal care, and educational advantage in China / Susan E. Short and Rongjun Sun --
Educational expansion and inequality in Korea / Hyunjoon Park --
Educational opportunities for boys and girls in Thailand / Sura R. Curran [and others] --
In pursuit of college quality : migration decisions among college students in Japan / Hiroshi Ono --
Commentary : Educational stratification in Asia / Emily Hannum and Bruce Fuller --
Egalitarianism versus social reproduction : stratification in Eastern Europe / Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong --
Parents, partners and credentials : self-employment mobility in the United States and Germany / Patricia A. McManus --
Heating up the aspirations of Israeli Arab youth / Gad yair, Nabil Khattab and Aaron Benavot --
Educational pathways into the evolving labour market of West Africa / Stephen L. Morgan and William R. Morgan --
Uneven inroads : understanding women's status in higher education / Karen Bradley and Maria Charles --
Commentary : Inequality and schooling as an institution / Regina E. Werum and David P. Baker.
Series Title: Research in sociology of education, v. 14.
Responsibility: edited by David Baker [and others].

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Why has schooling failed to deliver on its promise of reducing economic and social disparities? This volume addresses this and other questions, taking the reader into a variety of nations and  Read more...

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