Charting Educational Policies to Address Social Inequalities in Europe (EPASI)

 

There is relatively little comparative material - or indeed, material at the individual country level - that analyses educational policies related to educational disadvantage. In most countries policies have been focussed on identifying potentially disadvantaged groups, and in trying to ensure the provision of equality of opportunity and access. There has been little attempt to analyse the success or otherwise of these policies. The fact that various groups continue to suffer educational disadvantage, despite policy Initiatives to counter this, suggests that whatever the intentions, the educational systems of the countries of Europe are institutionally discriminating against the disadvantaged.

Aims of the Research

The overall aim of this project is to survey and analyse educational policies designed to counter disadvantage and inequality in Europe. Specifically the project will:

  • analyse policies in a group of European states
  • survey and report on policies across Europe that address disadvantage in particular groups of the population, including those economically disadvantaged, minority ethnic groups, those disadvantaged by gender, those with disabilities, indigenous minorities, religious minorities and linguistic minorities
  • provide an overview of current policy and practice in Europe 
  • produce recommendations on future networking and longitudinal surveys. 

The project will produce:

  • 14 National Reports
  • a series of case studies of good practice
  • 7 thematic reports, surveying cross-European policies on particular forms of disadvantage
  • European synoptic survey

Project

From:
January 2007
To:
January 2009
Sponsor:
European Commission Socrates Observation and Analysis Project 
Budget:
 36.000€
Research leader:
Dr. European Commission Socrates Observation and Analysis Project 
Teams
KATHO, Univerzita Hradec Kralove, Universite Montpellier III Paul Valery, Panepistimo Patron, UAB, Malmo Hogskola
Research leader in Spain:
Dr Melinda Ann Dooly Owenby
Research team from UAB:
Dr. Virginia Unamuno, Claudia Vallejo (UAB).

Project web page: http://www.epasi.eu

Publications:

  • Dooly, M. & Vallejo, C. (2009)  Linguistic Minorities Thematic Report. EPASI in Europe (Charting Educational Policies to Address Social Inequalities in Europe). Available here
  • Dooly, M. & Vallejo, C. (2008) Country Report: Spain. EPASI in Europe (Charting Educational Policies to Address Social Inequalities in Europe). Available here.
  • Vallejo, C. Dooly, M. (2009) Country Report: Malta. EPASI in Europe (Charting Educational Policies to Address Social Inequalities in Europe). Available here.
  • Ross et. al. (2009) Overall Report. EPASI in Europe (Charting Educational Policies to Address Social Inequalities in Europe). Available here
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