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ERIC Number: EJ795555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 113
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Education and Reproduction of Social Inequality: German Politics and Sociology of Education
Sunker, Heinz
Policy Futures in Education, v2 n3-4 p593-606 2004
This article deals with central issues in the field of sociology and politics of education after the publication of the outcomes of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) study for Germany. These outcomes serve to remind us of the old debate on politics of education in the 1960s. The main topic since then remains the reproduction of social inequality via education. Critical educational theory shows an alternative in conceptualizing education for all and in overcoming the three-tier system in Germany. This is necessary in the interest of a real democracy based on the abilities and competencies of an educated society. (Contains 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment