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Jackson, Liz – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2008
Affirmative action in higher education remains a controversial topic in the US today, as it is tied in directly with citizens' varying conceptions of the larger society, and the importance of racial and other differences (in particular, socioeconomic class) in individual experiences and outcomes. This essay examines different arguments for and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Race, Affirmative Action
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Shabunova, A. – Russian Education and Society, 2008
The transformations in Russian society that took place in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century led to a rapid rise in social and economic differentiation. According to official data, the income gap between the 10 percent most-well-off and the 10 percent least-well-off families (the capital coefficient) rose to 14.8 times in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cohort Analysis, Socioeconomic Status, Social Change