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Educational inequalities in Greece, Sweden and the United Kingdom: A comparative analysis of the origins

Educational inequalities in Greece, Sweden and the United Kingdom: A comparative analysis of the origins

Papapolydorou, Maria (2010) Educational inequalities in Greece, Sweden and the United Kingdom: A comparative analysis of the origins. In: Mattheou, Dimitris, (ed.) Changing Educational Landscapes: Educational Policies, Schooling Systems and Higher Education - a comparative perspective. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, Netherlands / Heidelberg, Germany / London, UK / New York, USA, pp. 119-134. ISBN 9789048185337 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8534-4_8)

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Abstract

The analysis of the PISA results indicates that both Greece and the United Kingdom show a degree of inequality in students’ achievement, whereas Sweden demonstrates comparatively high levels of educational equality. Educational inequality can be measured in two ways: standard deviations which give the spread of scores in a given country and the socioeconomic gradient which measures how far social origin effects influence individual achievement. According to results from PISA, the overall variation in student performance is much higher in the United Kingdom and Greece than in Sweden (OECD 2001:253, Table 2.3a) and the relationship between student performance and socioeconomic background is again considerably stronger in the first two countries (OECD 2001:308, Table 8.1)

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Additional Information: [1] First published: 2010. [2] Published as: Papapolydorou, Maria (2010) Educational inequalities in Greece, Sweden and the United Kingdom: A comparative analysis of the origins. In: Changing Educational Landscapes: Educational Policies, Schooling Systems and Higher Education - a comparative perspective. CESE/Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands / Heidelberg, Germany / London, UK / New York, USA, pp. 119-134. ISBN: 978-90-481-8533-7 (Print) 978-90-481-8534-4 (Online). [3] Chapter 7, in Part II - Access and Transitions. In D. Mattheou (Ed.) (2010), Changing Educational Landscapes: Educational Policies, Schooling Systems and Higher Education - a Comparative Perspective. London: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-8534-4_8. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational inequalities, welfare state, comparative, Greece, UK, Sweden
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Education & Community Studies
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:18
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7090

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