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Simpson, Murray K. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
In constructing a framework for the participation and inclusion in political life of subjects, the Enlightenment also produced a series of systematic exclusions for those who did not qualify: including "idiots" and "primitive races". "Idiocy" emerged as part of wider strategies of governance in Europe and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Citizenship, Foreign Policy
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Duru-Bellat, Marie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Summarizes a longitudinal study that identifies a variety of mechanisms within the French school system that continue to generate social inequalities. These mechanisms include school status, parental choice, and economic status. Briefly reviews social inequality and French educational policy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Educational Status Comparison, Foreign Countries