Exclusion as Lack of Redistribution: School Segregation as a Paradigm

  • Aina Tarabini


This chapter provides empirical analysis of one of the main processes of educational exclusion: school segregation as evidence of lack of redistribution. The purpose is to demonstrate that the dynamics of educational failure and ESL cannot be properly understood without factoring in a school’s social composition. Specifically, the chapter discusses the impacts of school segregation upon the lived experiences of teachers and students in secondary schools. In the first part of the chapter, the focus is on teachers and in particular on the feelings of despair, frustration, and demotivation that are often engendered in school settings that are facing many challenges. The second revolves around students and especially around the subjective impacts of the peer effect on their ability to imagine and reach a future far removed from the risk of ESL.


Early school leaving Educational exclusion Redistribution School segregation Peer effect 


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  • Aina Tarabini
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyAutonomous University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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