Inequalities in the Swiss school systems [Review of the book: Les inégalités scolaires en Suisse. École, société et politiques éducatives

Paolo Barabanti

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Abstract

The book Les inégalités scolaires en Suisse. École, société et politiques educatives fits properly this issue because, through the analysis of large surveys (such as OECD’s PISA 2009), it aims to increase the understanding of phenomenon, looking at its significance and the factors which lead to inequalities in Switzerland. The book is composed of nine chapters, each one written by different sociologists of education. Each chapter is a different gateway to shed light on inequalities in the Swiss context but all contributions seek to show that the education success or the school failure do not only depend on ascribed and personal variables (for instance: sex, ethnic origin and family background) but also on group factors, including school policies and educational systems organizations, which create very different learning conditions such as to affect significantly students’ destinies in terms of chances and advantages (or disadvantages).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Sociology of Education
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dispersione scolastica
  • Disuguaglianze istruzione
  • Early School Leavers
  • Inequalities in education

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