Educational Stratification

Much of the literature on social stratification and diversity focuses on issues of access and attainment in schools and universities. This literature is motivated by debates about who is to be included in education and what barriers need to be overcome to realize inclusion. More recently, a related but different set of issues has surfaced. These issues center on questions about the terms of inclusion and highlight curricula and other structures to which those included will be exposed. The earlier literature revolves around an antidiscrimination logic of inclusion while the more recent studies hinge on a “valorization of diversity” imperative. There has been a shift from concerns about who will be included to issues regarding how and in what they will be included. A brief ...

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