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The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education

  • Peter A.J.  Stevens
  • A. Gary Dworkin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Lawrence J. Saha
    Pages 61-104
  3. Lore Van Praag, Marie Verhoeven, Peter A. J. Stevens, Mieke Van Houtte
    Pages 159-213
  4. Luiz Alberto Oliveira Gonçalves, Natalino Neves da Silva, Nigel Brooke
    Pages 215-251
  5. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Emily Hannum, Chunping Lu, Peggy A. Kong, Xiaoran Yu
    Pages 301-344
  6. Spyros Spyrou, Marios Vryonides
    Pages 345-377
  7. Laura Fónadová, Tomáš Katrňák, Natalie Simonová
    Pages 379-419
  8. Ingrid Gogolin, Sarah McMonagle, Tanja Salem
    Pages 557-602
  9. Daniel Faas, Rachael Fionda
    Pages 603-629
  10. Davide Azzolini, Debora Mantovani, Mariagrazia Santagati
    Pages 695-745
  11. Peter A. J. Stevens, Maurice Crul, Marieke W. Slootman, Noel Clycq, Christiane Timmerman
    Pages 783-841

About this book


This authoritative, state-of-the-art reference work builds on its first edition to provide a cutting-edge systematic review of the relationship between race/ethnicity and educational inequality. Studying 25 different national contexts drawn from every inhabited continent on earth and building upon material from the earlier edition, the work analyses educational policies, practices and research on minority students, immigrants and refugees. The editors and contributors explore principal research traditions from countries as diverse as Argentina, China, Norway and South Africa, examining the factors promoting social cohesion as well as considerations regarding the use of international test score data. Seamlessly integrating findings of national reviews, the editors and contributors analyse how national contexts of race/ethnic relations shape the character and content of educational inequalities, and deftly map out new directions for future research in the area.

Global in its perspective and definitive in content, this one-stop volume will be an indispensable reference resource for a wide range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of education, sociology, race and ethnicity studies and social policy.

Chapter 20 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at SpringerLink (


Ethnicity Racial inequality Discrimination Equality Social mobility

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter A.J.  Stevens
    • 1
  • A. Gary Dworkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of SociologyThe University of HoustonHoustonUSA

About the editors

Peter A.J. Stevens is Associate Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology in the Department of Sociology at Ghent University, Belgium. He is a member of the research groups CuDOS (Cultural Diversity: Opportunities and Socialization) and CESSMIR (Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees) at Ghent University.

A. Gary Dworkin is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Sociology of Education Research Group (SERG) at the University of Houston, USA. He has just finished an eight-year term as President of the Sociology of Education Research Committee (RC04) of the International Sociological Association and now serves on the board as Past President. 

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