Education Policy & Social Inequality

Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes

Cross-National Trends, Policies, and Practices

Editors: Volante, L., Schnepf, S.V., Jerrim, J., Klinger, D.A. (Eds.)

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  • Examines the pressing challenge of addressing socioeconomic inequality in contemporary schools
  • Outlines achievement gaps within student populations across a range of international jurisdictions
  • Describes policies and practices used to address inequalities in student outcomes
  • Provides cross-national analyses of the effectiveness of policy responses adopted to close achievement gaps
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This book examines socioeconomic inequality and student outcomes across various Western industrialized nations and the varying success they have had in addressing achievement gaps in lower socioeconomic status student populations. It presents the national profiles of countries with notable achievement gaps within the respective school-aged student populations, explains the trajectory of achievement results in relation to both national and international large-scale assessment measures, and discusses how relevant education policies have evolved within their national contexts. Most importantly, the national profiles investigate the effectiveness of policy responses that have been adopted to close the achievement gap in lower socioeconomic status student populations. This book provides a cross-national analysis of policy approaches designed to address socioeconomic inequality.

About the authors

Louis Volante (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Education at Brock University and a Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT / Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. Professor Volante is also the President of the Canadian Educational Researchers' Association (CERA). His research focuses on education and public policy analysis; international assessments and the politics of education reform; metrics, performance monitoring, and education governance; migrant integration policies and education outcomes; and social inequality in education. 
Sylke Viola Schnepf (Ph.D.) is a Senior Researcher in the Unit on ‘Monitoring, Indicators & Impact Evaluation’ at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour IZA (Bonn, Germany). Her main research focuses on social inequalities and fairness especially in the field of education. Sylke works also on topics related to counterfactual impact evaluation and survey design.
John Jerrim (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Educational and Social Statistics at the Institute of Education, University College London. Professor Jerrim’s research interests include the economics of education, access to higher education, intergenerational mobility, cross-national comparisons and educational inequalities. John was the recipient of an ESRC Research Scholarship 2006-2010 and awarded the prize as the ‘most promising Ph.D. student in the quantitative social sciences’ at the University of Southampton. In October 2011 he was awarded a prestigious ESRC post-doctoral fellowship to continue his research into the educational and labour market expectations of adolescents and young adults. Since then he has won the inaugural ESRC Early Career Outstanding Impact award.
Don A. Klinger (Ph.D.) is Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education at the University of Waikato. His research explores measurement practices, the evolving conceptions of formative and summative assessment, the uses of classroom assessment to inform teaching and learning, and the potential of large-scale assessments and databases to direct educational policy. As a former president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE/SCEE), Don works to build connections amongst academic and professional communities.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes Across Education Systems

    Pages 3-16

    Jerrim, John (et al.)

  • The Impact of Education Policies on Socioeconomic Inequality in Student Achievement: A Review of Comparative Studies

    Pages 17-38

    Strietholt, Rolf (et al.)

  • Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes in English Schools

    Pages 41-62

    Anders, Jake (et al.)

  • Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes in German Schools

    Pages 63-79

    Entorf, Horst (et al.)

  • Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes in Italy

    Pages 81-94

    Pensiero, Nicola (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes
Book Subtitle
Cross-National Trends, Policies, and Practices
Editors
  • Louis Volante
  • Sylke V. Schnepf
  • John Jerrim
  • Don A. Klinger
Series Title
Education Policy & Social Inequality
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9863-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9863-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9862-9
Series ISSN
2520-1476
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 223
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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