Space, Education and Inequalities. Lessons Learned and Ways to Move Forward

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
RC04 Sociology of Education (host committee)

Language: Spanish and English

During the last two decades, there has been a growing interest on space, education and inequalities in different regions and countries. This session aims at promoting exchanges between researchers doing qualitative studies on space and education in urban and rural areas. We are interested in studies addressing the production, mitigation, and/or resistance to educational inequalities from a perspective that makes spaces and their historical, social and symbolic production visible. In particular, we will welcome contributions from ethnographic studies. Furthermore, we will also welcome papers mapping theoretical perspectives and findings that have been useful to unpack the intersections between space, education, and social inequalities.

Papers on all aspects of space, education and inequalities will be considered for inclusion in this session, but those with a focus on the following themes will be particularly welcomed: 

  • impacts of space and place on educational inequalities; 
  • formal and alternative spaces of education; spaces of education resistance;
  • theoretical contributions to study space; 
  • educational policies and the creation of spaces of inclusion and exclusion.  
Session Organizers:
Analia MEO, Consejo Nacional de Investigaaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Argentina, Sofia MARQUES DA SILVA, University of Porto, Portugal and Diana MILSTEIN, Universidad del Comahue / Universidad Nacional de la Matanza / IDES, Argentina
But on Whose Scale? Staff and Student Perspectives on Valued and Valuable Outcomes in the ‘Counter-Spaces' of Flexible Learning Programs
Vicky PLOWS, Victoria University, Australia; Dorothy BOTTRELL, Victoria University, Australia; Kitty TE RIELE, Victoria University, Australia
Discussing the Uses of Public Space By Children of Bangladeshi Immigrants in Portugal: A Small Urban Square in Porto
Elaine ANDRADE, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Universidade do Porto, Portugal; Manuela FERREIRA, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Local Determinants of Educational Inequalities: Example of Poland
Anna BACZKO DOMBI, Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Poland; Agata KOMENDANT-BRODOWSKA, University of Warsaw, Poland; Tomasz ZAJAC, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
El Abandono De La Educación Secundaria Obligatoria De Las Jóvenes Españolas Gitanas
Maria JIMENEZ DELGADO, Universidad de Alicante, Spain; Brahim EL HABIB DRAOUI, Universidad de Alicante, Spain; Diana JARENO-RUIZ, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Oportunidades Educacionales En Territorios Urbanos y Rurales En Brasil
Carlos Andre GOMES, UFMG, Brazil; Marisa DUARTE, UFMG, Brazil