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Posts tagged with ‘segregation’

  • France: School success doesn’t only depend on school – here’s the proof in numbers

    New studies are taking stock of how inequalities outside school influence the course of students. We knew that the typical day of a student at Clichy-sous-Bois is not really the same as that of a student from the centre of Paris, mainly because of different life conditions: parents absent more oftne, bigger families, lower education level of parents, etc. A […]
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  • Study shows how enrolment policies increase educational inequalities in Ireland

    A recent study by the NUI Galway sheds new light on the situation of the so-called “New Irish” pupils and establishes a link between enrolment practices at Irish schools and the growing achievement gap between native and migrant students. Aim of the study was to assess how factors such as neighbourhood, school and home environment affect educational outcomes of student […]
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  • School concentration – Stakeholder meeting report

    A number of strategies in the governance of education and segregation can be adopted to decrease school concentration: (1) Immediate or short-term interventions such as desegregation bussing, or implementing quotas for example. However these must be followed up with sustainable school policies that encourage classes to remain mixed, as otherwise systematic level policies will be undermined. (2) Indirect medium and long term measures (esp. in mixed neighbourhoods) that offer increased resources and quality of targeted schools, thus making them more attractive to parents.
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  • Two Thematic Workshops preceded the fourth SIRIUS General Meeting

    On 9th October 2013, two simultaneous Thematic Workshops took place in The Lobby of The Hague on segregation and on transitions. These events were chaired by Guido Walraven and Sabine Severiens respectively and around 40 education and migration professionals participated in them. These were the first two Thematic Workshops organised by the SIRIUS network and it was a great opportunity to […]
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