Educational Achievement and Provision of Opportunity, of Secondary Education

Monday, 11 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
RC04 Sociology of Education (host committee)

Language: English

In the last hundred years, secondary education has expanded worldwide prior to higher education. The national system of secondary education varies from country to country depending on each historical context. Consequently, in each country the relationship varies between national provision of opportunity and residential preference in secondary schools. Additionally, international achievement tests like PISA or TIMSS lately have shed light on global differences in the achievement in secondary education. 
The focus of this session is to bring empirical researches and theorize this wide variety in educational achievement and provision of opportunity in secondary education. Some concepts such as “tracking,” “privatization,” “urban/rural development,” and “egalitarianism” may give us a hint to theorize or illustrate each empirical case. We welcome papers, preferably providing empirical evidence, concerning the expansion of secondary education all over the world. Both case studies of single countries and comparative analysis are welcome.
Session Organizer:
Shinichi AIZAWA, Chukyo University, Japan
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Joanna SIKORA, Australian National University, Australia; David PITT, Macquarie University, Australia
English Studies for the Arab Minority in Israel: Social Tracking or a Key to Mobility?
Yael EISENBACH, The College of Management Academic Studies, Israel; Yasmin BALOUM, Israel Ministry of Education, Israel
Secondary Education in Brazil: A System That Persists in Social Reproduction
Leandro RAIZER, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil