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ERIC Number: EJ917776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1474-8460
Measuring Inequalities in Higher Education: A Politics of Science
Goastellec, Gaele
London Review of Education, v9 n1 p71-82 Mar 2011
At a time when rankings and the production of data on higher education systems multiply, this article questions the actors' configuration linked to the transformation of statistical indicators into frames used to read the inequalities of access to higher education. Who says what and with what results? Who is responsible for making social facts become things? The comparison and characterisation of the available inequality indicators regarding access to international databases (UNESCO, OECD, EUROSTAT) and national ones (Germany, France, Switzerland and the UK) question the tensions between the various discourses and the indicators produced and interrogate the deep national inscription of these indicators. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Switzerland; United Kingdom