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Reflections on disadvantage in education with focus on socio-economic bakground - aspects from a comparative study

Author(s) Cederberg, M., Hartsmar, N. & Lingärde, S.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
This paper is part of the EPASI project (Educational projects addressing social inequality), and analyses educational policies directed at those who are socio-economically disadvantaged in 14 European states. This paper points to two different approaches to socio-economic disadvantage and discussing some preliminary findings. Socio-economic disadvantage is explicit or implicit: there is a “domino effect” linked to other aspects of disadvantage as such as minority ethnic staus, religious and linguistic minorities, and it is sometimes impossible to state what is the hen and what is the egg. There is a tension between on one hand the democratic commission and aims for inclusion and on the other hand, practice.

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