Social and Academic Segregation in the Education Systems of the New EU Member States
Dovilė Stumbrienė
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Audronė Jakaitienė
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Rimantas Želvys
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Published 2019-09-16


educational models
academic segregation
social segregation
hierarchical regression

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Stumbrienė D., Jakaitienė A., & Želvys R. (2019). Social and Academic Segregation in the Education Systems of the New EU Member States. Socialinė Teorija, Empirija, Politika Ir Praktika, 19, 8-25.


This article presents a comparative analysis of the educational systems of EU countries, exploring them from a socioeconomic perspective with a special focus on new EU member states. The research question was whether post-socialist countries, in terms of social and academic segregation, are moving toward a separate educational “regime,” or whether they are currently approaching either the Scandinavian, Continental, Anglo-Saxon, or Mediterranean model. Segregation was analyzed according to performance scores in science and economics, social and cultural status, and hierarchical regression was employed in analyzing PISA 2015 data. Results indicate that post-socialist EU member states, in terms of academic and social segregation, do not form a separate “educational regime.”

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