Equity in and through Education

Changing Contexts, Consequences and Contestations


The Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE) is an international nonprofit making association of scientific and educational character. CESE was founded in 1961 in London and is a founding society of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). CESE has traditionally promoted a space for dialogue amongst scholars, specialists and young researchers from the field of education and other disciplines. More specifically, its purpose is to encourage and promote comparative and international studies in education by:
• promoting and improving the teaching of comparative education in institutions of higher learning;
• stimulating research;
• facilitating the publication and distribution of comparative studies in education;
• interesting professors and teachers of other disciplines in the comparative and international dimension of their work;
• co-operating with those who in other disciplines attempt to interpret educational developments in a broad context;
• organising conferences and meetings;
• collaborating with other Comparative Education Societies across the world in order to further international action in this field.

Every two years CESE organises an international conference of high scholarly standards which attracts academics, scholars, practitioners and students from all parts of Europe and around the world. Throughout its history, CESE has organised twenty-four such conferences, a special conference for the 25th anniversary of the Society, a symposium, and two ‘CESE In-Betweens’. In-Betweens are international symposia organised between the biennial conferences. A web site of CESE is maintained at www.cese-europe.org.

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Series Editor:
Stephen Carney, Roskilde University, Denmark (CESE President)

Editorial Board — The CESE Executive Committee:
Michele Schweisfurth, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Paul Morris, UCL Institute of Education, England
Eleni Prokou, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece
Carlo Cappa, University of Rome, Italy
Hans-Georg Kotthoff, Freiburg University of Education, Germany
Eleftherios Klerides, University of Cyprus
Introduction 1
1. Equity against the Odds: Three Stories of Island Prisons, Education and Hope 13
Elaine Unterhalter

2. Holocaust Education in Transition: A Transnational Perspective 29
Masako Shibata

3. Implementing Multicultural Curriculum for Equity: Islam in Hong Kong Education 43
Liz Jackson

4. Educational-Work Projects and Post-Graduate Pathways of Secondary Students in Chile: Individual
Strategies in an Unequal Education System 59
Leandro Sepúlveda and María José Valdebenito

5. The European Qualifications Framework as an EU Policy Instrument for the Marketisation of Adult
and Lifelong Education 79
Eleni Prokou

6. Necessity or Right? Europeanisation and Discourses on Permeability between Vocational Education and
Training and Higher Education in Germany and France 95
Nadine Bernhard

7. Mentoring in Widening Access to Higher Education 117
Jan McGhie

8. Discourse and Desire: Wellbeing as Escape from Nepali Village Life 137
Joanna Nair

9. Doing Equality through Greater Transparency? Troubling Surveillance Expansion in the Russian School System 155
Nelli Piattoeva

10. Contesting the Cities: A Comparative Perspective on the Geographically Specific Tendencies in
Urban Education Policies 173
Sezen Bayhan

11. Parental Involvement in Disadvantaged Districts of Santiago: Intergenerational Consequences for Equity
of a Market-Driven Educational System 189
Marcela Ramos

12. Interrogating Equity Discourses: Conceptual Considerations and Overlooked Complexities 207
Marianna Papastephanou

Index 221
Educational researchers and their students
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