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Under the direction of Greg Duncan (University of California, Irvine) and Richard J. Murnane (Harvard University), Social Inequality and Educational Disadvantage will explore the so-called middle ground between these claims and focus on the impact of neighborhoods, families, and labor markets—the environment around the school—on schooling ...


Our research suggests that countries whose educational systems exhibit more severe inequality in content exposure also tend to have more rigid social classes. In other words, rather than leveling the playing field, schools may be tipping the scales.


The association between social origin and educational attainment has typically been viewed as an indicator of the lack of openness of a society and reflects the degree to which social inequality is transmitted from one generation to the next. When there is a strong link between social origin and educational attainment, social mobility is limited.


Educational inequality between white students and minority students continues to perpetuate social and economic inequality. Throughout the world, there have been continuous attempts to reform education at all levels. With different causes that are deeply rooted in history, society, and culture, this inequality is difficult to eradicate.


Inequality of educational opportunities does not take place solely at the level of higher education. In fact the initial unequal selection takes place at the school level itself and higher education merely reinforces it. A majority of students in higher education have had English medium education and that too in privately managed schools.


Inequality in the American Education System 07/17/2012 03:17 pm ET Updated Sep 16, 2012 The ultimate test of an educational system is whether it makes sure that every student, whatever their background, is exposed to the content they need to compete in today's society.


It can manifest in a variety of ways, like income and wealth inequality, unequal access to education and cultural resources, and differential treatment by the police and judicial system, among others. Social inequality goes hand in hand with social stratification.


Social inequality occurs when resources in a given society are distributed unevenly, typically through norms of allocation, that engender specific patterns along lines of socially defined categories of persons. It is the differentiation preference of access of social goods in the society brought about by power, religion, kinship, prestige, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and ...


Sociologists point to persistent inequalities in the educational opportunities provided. The quality and type of education provided is often based on where a student lives, rather than the student ...


‘Working-class children get less of everything in education - including respect’ Interview Diane Reay grew up on a council estate, the eldest of eight, and became a Cambridge professor.