Tag Archives: inequalities

Post-baccalaureate orientation  : coming from a private high school, is that an asset for selective courses?

Post-baccalaureate orientation : coming from a private high school, is that an asset for selective courses?

Beyond the social background alone, do the chances of entering a selective higher education course depend on the high school where you obtained your baccalaureate? Does coming from a private high school increase the chances of accessing selective establishments? While inequalities based on students’ social and academic characteristics are widely documented by research , those related to […] … learn more→

Covid-19  : Why this crisis can widen the inequalities between researchers

Covid-19 : Why this crisis can widen the inequalities between researchers

The ability to publish scientific articles in the best journals in one’s discipline is the engine of academic careers. It is crucial for promotion and recognition by peers. In this race, women are less present. We thus see their proportion decrease as we go up in the hierarchy. In the United Kingdom, for example, they represent 45% of […] … learn more→

Online classrooms will expose inequalities, but this is an opportunity for change

Online classrooms will expose inequalities, but this is an opportunity for change

The idea of the university classroom as a private setting sounds incredible and yet, strangely, systemic racism and inequalities mean that a student can – sometimes out of desire, sometimes not – remain hidden, passing through the higher education system virtually unnoticed. So while some students aim to attract attention with the confidence that often […] … learn more→

Students without access to distance education: the pandemic reveals great inequalities

Students without access to distance education: the pandemic reveals great inequalities

Given the unstoppable advance of COVID-19 and its worldwide expansion, one of the first measures fell directly on the classrooms. From one day to the next, the approximately 10 million students in Spain, according to data from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training , stayed at home. And along with that educational lock, the first doubts arose, […] … learn more→