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Education Equality Indicators in the Nations of the European Union

  • Luciano Benadusi

Abstract

This chapter presents the theoretical framework, methodology and some findings of a research program conducted for the Commission of the European Union by an interdisciplinary team of researchers under the name of GERESE (Group Européen de Recherche sur l’Equité des Systèmes Educatifs). This team was made up of academics from six countries (UK, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain) and coordinated by Marc Demeuse from the Service de Pédagogie Théorique et Expérimentale of the University of Liège. The program’s aim was to construct a series of indicators of equity in European Union education systems, to accompany indicators of quality already in use, as a result of international comparative work conducted by the OECD-CERI for some years.

Keywords

Social Inequality Minimum Threshold Sociological Research Educational Inequality Social Origin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano Benadusi
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  1. 1.University of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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