Families' limited cultural capital can hinder social mobility for their school-age childern and 'doom' them to a particular educational path. Academic performance being comparable, the chances of continuing studies in high school (grades 10 and 11) after nine years of secondary school are unequal for teenagers from families of different socioeconomic status. While children of well-educated and affluent parents usually go on to high school and then to college, their peers from working-class families often switch to vocational school despite good academic performance, thus maintaining socioeconomic inequality.
The first article of the current issue of HERB journal, published by the HSE in March, is "Authentic Improvement: A Case for Flexible Faculty Evaluation Policies” by Alexander M. Sidorkin, Dean of Institute of Education.
Dr. Werner Binder (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) on Cultural Sociology and Cooperation with the IoE
Dr. Werner Binder of Masaryk University, Czech Republic, a specialist in cultural sociology, has been in collaboration with the HSE Institute of Education for a couple of years. During his visit to Moscow two years ago, Dr. Binder gave public lectures and headed a workshop at the IoE. In the interview, he dwells on the participation in the IoE project “Trajectories in Education and Career”, as well as his cooperation with Dmitry Kurakin, Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology and Anthropology of Education.
The Institute of Education has taken part in the organization of SERU symposium, themed “Data-driven improvement of student experience at research universities in Asia”, that was held in Shanghai in January.
Manager and postgraduate student of the Institute of Education took part in a workshop, organized by the Center for Evaluation & Monitoring of the University of Durham last December, to study foreign experience in assessment of elementary education quality.
The Center for Cultural Sociology and Anthropology of Education has been in collaboration with the eduLIFE project, conducted by the European University Institute, for a few years, and several articles and books can be noted by HSE research fellows being their co-authors.
‘Global Competition and Collaboration Strategies of Research Universities in China and Russia’ workshop at University of Hong Kong
HSE researchers have attended a workshop dubbed “Global Competition and collaboration Strategies of Research Universities in China and Russia”, which took place on December 16-17.
A new book “The New Flagship University: Changing the Paradigm from Global Ranking to National Relevancy”, edited by John Aubrey Douglass (Senior Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, USA), has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan, a global academic publishing company, part of Macmillan Publishers.