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Education, Equality and Social Cohesion: A Comparative Analysis / Edition 1

Education, Equality and Social Cohesion: A Comparative Analysis / Edition 1


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The first fully comparative empirical analysis of the relationship between education and social cohesion, this book develops a new 'distributional theory' of the effects of educational inequality on social solidarity. Based on extensive analysis of data on inequality and social attitudes for over 25 developed countries.

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"Andy Green, John Preston and Jan Germen Janmaat have provided a wonderful example of a theoretically and empirically informed social science approach to the study of education policy in this time of globalization." - Bob Lingard, British Journal of Sociology of Education

"This is a worthwhile and provocative volume, one that sets a high standard for future comparative research on education and social cohesion, and for mixed method research in education more generally." - Karen Mundy, British Journal of the Sociology of Education

"This book offers a highly competent corrective example to pseudo-social economism, on the one hand, and critical culturalism in education, on the other." - Philip Wexler, British Journal of the Sociology of Education

"The most relevant outcome of this study for educational policy and praxis is that Green and colleagues argue in a very convincing manner for the significance of the debate on 'education systems' for a German reader this is especially interesting because, even in the aftermath of the catastrophic PISA results for Germany, the huge majority of the members of the political class, and even educationalists, still dare to say that school structure does not count in their defence of the existing German three-tiered system." Heinz Sünker, British Journal of Educational Sociology

"an important book with substantial policy implications for a globalizing world." - Anthony Dworkin, International Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403987976
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/13/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

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