|School segregation in Contemporary Cities: Social, Spatial and Political Dynamics
Organizers: Isabel Ramos Lobato, Venla Bernelius, Sako Musterd
We would like to explore the social, spatial and political dynamics of school segregation in different urban contexts.
Based on new forms of (ethnic) separation and an increased social polarisation, education systems in many cities have been characterized by a progressive segmentation of the student population. If social and spatial divisions have been exacerbated, the segmentation within the education system and the segregation in the residential sphere have become crucial as this may hinder intergenerational upward social mobility and influence the general level of social cohesion.
School segregation reflects existing locally-based residential divisions, but may also impact on new specific forms of socio-spatial differentiation, worsening the social inclusion of the most vulnerable social groups.
We propose a session focused on the following questions:
· What urban contexts are more conducive to school segregation?