Inequality in Education

Comparative and International Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Donald B. Holsinger
  • W. James Jacob

Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. W. James Jacob, Donald B. Holsinger
      Pages 1-33
  3. Conceptual Issues

    1. Vinod Thomas, Wang Yan
      Pages 34-58
    2. Dave Hill, Nigel M. Greaves, Alpesh Maisuria
      Pages 59-85
    3. Karen E. Hyer, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Susan J. Peters, Yodit Solomon, Heather Thomas, Carol Ward
      Pages 128-148
    4. Birgit Brock-Utne
      Pages 172-189
  4. Asia

  5. Europe

  6. Middle East & North Africa

  7. North & South America

  8. Sub-Saharan Africa

    1. Christopher B. Meek, Joshua Y. Meek
      Pages 506-537
    2. Elaine Unterhalter, Mora Oommen
      Pages 538-557
  9. Conclusion

    1. Donald B. Holsinger, W. James Jacob
      Pages 558-567
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 569-584

About this book


Inequality in Education: Comparative and International Perspectives is a compilation of conceptual chapters and national case studies that includes a series of methods for measuring education inequalities. The book provides up-to-date scholarly research on global trends in the distribution of formal schooling in national populations. It also offers a strategic comparative and international education policy statement on recent shifts in education inequality, and new approaches to explore, develop and improve comparative education and policy research globally. Contributing authors examine how education as a process interacts with government finance policy to form patterns of access to education services. In addition to case perspectives from 18 countries across six geographic regions, the volume includes six conceptual chapters on topics that influence education inequality, such as gender, disability, language and economics, and a summary chapter that presents new evidence on the pernicious consequences of inequality in the distribution of education. The book offers (1) a better and more holistic understanding of ways to measure education inequalities; and (2) strategies for facing the challenge of inequality in education in the processes of policy formation, planning and implementation at the local, regional, national and global levels.


Diversity Europe Governance education education inequality education policy equality equity higher education international development education quality school social justice

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