Mass Participation to Higher Education and Social Justice: Issues Revisited

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 12:30-14:00
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
RC04 Sociology of Education (host committee)

Language: English

This session will re-visit an ongoing debate about the effects of the increasing number of (male and female) students progressing to higher education. The figures of mass participation in higher education, however, do not shed light into the way young individuals and their families make their choices for their future and the social forms in which these choices are embedded. Inequalities seem to persist and arise mainly from the unequal horizons for choice-making. Middle-class students and their families often engage in choice-making in higher education with broader choice options while lower classes have restricted horizons. 
This session invites papers to address macro- and micro-sociological factors that relate to the structure of available opportunities on offer and its subsequent consequence for social justice.
Session Organizers:
Marios VRYONIDES, European University of Cyprus, Cyprus and Maria Ligia BARBOSA, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Social and Demographic Factors with Influence on the Educational Status of Romanian Youth
Agnes DAVID-KACSO, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; Maria ROTH, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; Paul-Teodor HARAGUS, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Is Access to Public and Private Universities a Matter of Social Justice?
Iasonas LAMPRIANOU, University of Cyprus, Cyprus; Loizos SYMEOU, European University Cyprus, Cyprus; Eleni THEODOROU, European University Cyprus, Cyprus
Consequences of Inequality in Education Become Clear in the Labor Market
David KONSTANTINOVSKIY, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Permanence Strategies in High Selective Undergraduate Courses and Professional Expectations: The Case of Quota System Beneficiaries in Brazilian Public Universities
Cláudia Valente CAVALCANTE, PUC Goiás, Brazil; José Maria BALDINO, PUC Goiás, Brazil; Aldimar DUARTE, PUC Goiás, Brazil