An Assessment of Educational Equity and Policy in Spain

  • Jorge Calero


The Spanish education system faces a series of major issues in the domain of equity.Some of these are common to European countries, but others are specific to Spain or have a particular acuteness in the Spanish context. Education policies since the 1970s have brought wider and wider sections of the population into the education system, with successive reforms extending compulsory schooling up to 16 years of age. However, despite this progress, levels of access and student achievement in fact remain strongly marked by socio-economic status, ethnicity and region.


Secondary Education Immigrant Child Autonomous Community Educational Equity Skilled Manual Worker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Calero
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  1. 1.Department of Economic PolicyPublic Finance in the University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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