Every child has a right to education on the basis of equal opportunity. Accordingly, in meritocratic systems, educational outcomes should be directly related to individual merit. However, it is well established that educational achievement and attainment depend on a variety of factors, including non-merit factors such as socioeconomic origin, immigrant status, and gender. This seminar will provide insights into research on causes, correlates, and consequences of educational inequalities. Those insights stem from a multidisciplinary field of study that includes social and developmental sciences.
Hinweise: Online only
Lernziele: 1. Gain insights into theoretical conceptualizations and empirical research on inequalities in education. 2. Acquire knowledge on diverse approaches to analyze those inequalities. 3. Critically assess relevant studies in the field. 4. Clearly express knowledge and ideas about relevant topics in class, in group discussions, in presentations, and in writing.