EUROPEAN CITIES AGAINST SCHOOL SEGREGATION
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR REDUCING SCHOOL SEGREGATION IN EUROPEAN CITIES
ECASS is designed as a knowledge exchange project between academic experts in the area of educational inclusion and school segregation studies and local policymakers to design, test and apply innovative solutions for tackling school segregation at the local level.
School segregation is also reproduced because of the different type of information that families have access to. These differences are partly the result of the different choice rationalities, but they are also the result of unbalances and unequal communication policies and quality of information that families receive from schools and from local education authorities themselves. While some families (mostly middle-class) have access to and gather wide and objective information about the school system and choice possibilities, other families are either non-choosers or reproduce forms of cultural emulation which enhance processes of concentration of students from some ethnic minorities in the same schools. One of the main challenges for policymakers is to provide balanced and adequate information to families about different institutional arrangements and schools’ characteristics with the objective to achieve an equitable distribution of vulnerable families among all schools. In this section policymakers will find ideas and examples about how to improve the relevance and the adequacy of the information that all families receive. A selection of infographies are designed to help policymakers understand the crucial role of information policies to tackle school segregation and providing ideas and example for designing and implementing new information policies.
INFORMATION POLICIES IN BARCELONA
INFORMATION POLICIES IN MILANO
INFORMATION POLICIES IN OSLO