Access to education in modern society (lithuanian case)
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PhD in Social Sciences (Education Studies) Klaipėda University Continuing Studies Institute, Andragogy department, Researcher
Publication date: 2014-09-30
JoMS 2014;22(3):255–267
Access to education is not only the presence of institutions offering general education, but also the fact that it meets the needs of a wide range of education players and the society. Access to education should ensure the justice in the society, although scientists argue that education system is usually powerless to correct other social systems created by inequality and injustice. Therefore, often education system itself reproduces social inequalities caused by social, political and economic factors. Successful participation of all social groups in the process of education is the essential tool to palliate social inequality, to reduce poverty and social marginalization. Accessible and quality education system ensures better life, social mobility, and provides status. Presentation of research the interrogation X-XII (II-IV gymnasium) students. The respondent groups (control and target) were submitted identical questionnaire, which aimed to investigate and determine whether student responses to questions about the accessibility to education and equal participation in education differ when they belong to different social groups.