The new Other Catalans at school: decreasing unevenness but increasing isolation

Valiente, Oscar and Rambler, Xavier (2009) The new Other Catalans at school: decreasing unevenness but increasing isolation. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 19 (2). pp. 105-117. ISSN 0962-0214

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Abstract

This study estimates the trends of school segregation in Catalonia (Spain) between 2001 and 2006. Currently, new immigration has reopened the debate about the ‘Other Catalans’ triggered by concern with the integration of the incoming population. An ‘intersectional approach’ to social divisions suggests that class and ethnic school segregation responds to strategic parental choice and informal policy arrangements. School segregation indices report a more even distribution in most localities, reinforced isolation of ‘foreign students’ in a few public schools in some large cities and a persistent divide between more comprehensive public schools and selective private‐dependent schools in a variety of towns. According to these findings, the analytical approach points at some clues to make sense of impact of distributive policies, the influence of policy contradictions and the success of mobilisation and lobbying political strategies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: school segregation, social inequalities, intersectional approach, education policy
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0068 Demographic aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0189 Educational sociology > LC0213 Educational equalisation. Right to education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1390 Education of special classes of persons
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Depositing User: Cecilia Kimani
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2012 13:44
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:12
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38843
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