School tracking and social selection in northern Italy

John Polesel, Mary Leahy
  • European Educational Research Journal, June 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1474904118780473

Socio-economic status and school tracking in Italy.

Photo by Tom Podmore on Unsplash

Photo by Tom Podmore on Unsplash

What is it about?

This article is about inequality in Italian schools. It looks at the relative role of family and schools in contributing to unequal school outcomes in the context of a system that tracks students into vocational or academic pathways.

Why is it important?

Our findings suggest that schools need to engage with families and to understand the social, cultural and intellectual needs of all students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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