Examples of ‘positive discrimination’ and other measures to provide equal opportunities that were used in the Soviet Union are still relevant. For example, Russian children have been enjoying increasing access to preschool and supplementary education.
Informal education resources for greater educational opportunities will likely be on the agenda for the next meeting held by the Institute’s founders.
For their part, Russian researchers are interested in what Russia is still lacking, Kosaretsky emphasized.
In his Washington report, Kosaretsky presented research conducted by the HSE Institute of Education on educational inequality in Russia, in particular on how the quality of school education depends on the particular characteristics of families and the social status of schoolchildren.
Russian researchers use the same data sources and comparison methods as their international colleagues; this ensures that they have a common language for debate.
Russia’s past has proven interesting for foreign experts who study educational inequality.
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The HSE Institute of Education has become a founding partner of the Institute for Global Educational Opportunity, an association of universities and research centres that study educational inequality. S., Germany, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Chili gathered in Washington to reach an agreement on joint annual conferences, publications, and research.
Educational inequality is one of the key problems facing educational policy globally, said Sergey Kosaretsky, Director of the HSE Centre of Social and Economic School Development, who took part in the constitutive meeting.
This issue is raised in election debates and discussed by various countries’ leaders, but there are only a few examples of truly successful programmes and projects.
Furthermore, the trends are negative, with both general and educational inequality increasing globally.
International cooperation is required to discuss advanced solutions and joint developments, as well as to create joint databases and best practices.