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Educational Policies and Inequalities in Europe

  • Marc Demeuse
  • Daniel Frandji
  • David Greger
  • Jean-Yves Rochex

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Towards a Comparison of Priority Education Policies in Europe

  3. England

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  4. Belgium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Nathanaël Friant, Marc Demeuse, Angeline Aubert-Lotarski, Idesbald Nicaise
      Pages 55-89
  5. France

  6. Greece

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Gella Varnava-Skoura, Dimitris Vergidis, Chryssa Kassimi
      Pages 127-154
  7. Portugal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. José Alberto Correia, Inês Cruz, Jean-Yves Rochex, Lucilia Salgado
      Pages 157-188
  8. Czech Republic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
  9. Romania

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
  10. Sweden

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 320-325

About this book


This book analyzes policies in eight European countries that aim to intervene in the reproduction of social and educational inequalities. In order to understand why some policies succeed and others fail, it is necessary to look at education systems through cross-national comparison.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Demeuse
    • 1
  • Daniel Frandji
    • 2
  • David Greger
    • 3
  • Jean-Yves Rochex
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MonsBelgium
  2. 2.Ecole Normale Superieure de LyonFrench Institute of EducationTriangleFrance
  3. 3.Charles University in PragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Paris 8 UniversityFrance

About the editors

LIA ANTONIOU works at the School of Social Sciences, Södertörn University, Sweden ANGELINE AUBERT-LOTARSKI Quality Coordinator at the faculty of Engineering and researcher at the School Administration Institute at University of Mons, Belgium JOSÉ-ALBERTO CORREIA Professor of Education and is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Porto, Portugal INÊS CRUZ is currently Professor at the Superior School of Education of Coimbra, Portugal ALAN DYSON Professor of Education and Co-director of the Centre for Equity in Education at the University of Manchester, UK GUADALUPE FRANCIA Associate Professor in Education at Uppsala University, Sweden NATHANAËL FRIANT Doctoral Assistant at the School Administration Institute, Faculty of Psychology and Education at the University of Mons, Belgium CHRYSSA KASSIMI Research and Studies Officer at the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government, Greece MARKÉTA LEVÍNSKÁ Researcher at the Department of Psychology at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic LAZARO MORENO HERRERA Associate Professor at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Örebro University, Sweden IDESBALD NICAISE Professor at the Department of Education Sciences and Head of the Research Group Education and Lifelong Learning at HIVA (Hoger Instituut voor de Arbeid), both at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium CARLO RAFFO Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK CALIN RUS Director of the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara in Romania LUCILIA SALGADO Professor at the Graduate School of Education in Coimbra, Portugal IRENA SMETÁ?KOVÁ teaches in the Department of Psychology at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic GELLA VARNAVA-SKOURA Professor of Psychology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece DIMITRIS VERGIDIS Professor of Adult Education and Educational Policy at the University of Patras, Greece

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