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ERIC Number: EJ940282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Inequality as a Way of Life: Education and Social Class in Latin America
Stromquist, Nelly P.
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v12 n1 p95-119 2004
This article presents a regional analysis of educational inequalities in Latin America, drawing on a variety of sources at the national and cross-national levels. It traces how inequalities in education tend to manifest themselves and which population groups tend to be the most affected. The persistence of inequalities is a curious social phenomenon that operates between the interstices of the political promise and pervasive social acceptance that schooling serves to promote social mobility, and the tangible evidence that there are serious gaps in the schooling of the poor, rural children, ethnic minorities, and women. The analysis of Latin America is particularly illustrative because it suggests that educational systems may grow more unequal over time, especially as private schools function as outlets for those seeking to escape the poor quality of public schools and as global norms disseminate the idea of education as simply another tradeable commodity. (Contains 4 tables and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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