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Ohrožují soukromé školy rovný přístup ke vzdělávání v České republice?

Title in English Private schools in the Czech republic – Institutions for children with social benefits?


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociální pedagogika
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords private schools; public schools; social inequalities; equality; social cohesion; marketization
Description The article discusses current issues of growing parental interest in private educational institutions in the Czech Republic. In recent years, private sector in education has grown rapidly. In 2017 the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports adopted a reserved stance toward new private educational institutions and hesitate to award them official registration. A heated media debate followed. The study reflects this public discussion and analyzes its arguments in connection with idea s of equality, reduction of social inequalities and consolidation of social cohesion. It expresses concerns about educational segregation of children on the basis of parental cultural capital.
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