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ERIC Number: EJ927277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Educational Equity in Spain and Norway: A Comparative Analysis of Two OECD Country Notes
Haugen, Cecilie Ronning
Educational Policy, v25 n4 p688-715 Jul 2011
This article undertakes a comparative study of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) thematic reviews on "equity in education" for Spain and Norway. The author investigates whether there may be a similar orientation to equity expressed in the two reviews and discusses how social stratification may occur within the recommendations to improve equity. The author claims that special attention should be paid to how "multiculturalism" is combined with "national measurements of key performance indicators" and how the "objective" definition of schools as good or bad through national testing may affect the demography of the schools. Targeting the inequity that may arise through a conservative modernization, the author finds that it is important to employ an expanded concept of "educational policy." (Contains 5 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway; Spain