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ERIC Number: EJ1143564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Urban Inequality, Social Exclusion and Schooling in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cameron, Stuart James
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v47 n4 p580-597 2017
This paper asks whether education is a viable route to better livelihoods and social inclusion for children living in poor urban areas in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It uses qualitative interviews with 36 students aged 11-16, living in slum and middle-class areas, and also draws on data from a larger, mixed-methods study to provide context. Many children from slums are excluded altogether from education, while others are incorporated into the system but on unfavourable terms. The paper identifies three principal ways in which this adverse incorporation can happen: through differential access to different types and quality of school; through obstacles that prevent children from poorer households from progressing through the system and reaching higher levels; and through subordinate power relations in the school, embodied in systems of assessment, labelling of students and discipline. These are likely to limit the potential for education to be a socially transformative institution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh
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