American Journal of Educational Research
ISSN (Print): 2327-6126 ISSN (Online): 2327-6150 Website: Editor-in-chief: Ratko Pavlović
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Special Issue "Schooling and the new ways of social reproduction: perspectives on policy research"

A special issue of American Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 2327-6150).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Carla Sofia Rocha da Silva
Departament of Social Science, Education and Administration of Lusophona University of Lisbon – Portugal

Guest Editor

Antonio Teodoro
Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon

Ana Benavente
Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Special Issue Information

The basic idea of education has always been to provide equal opportunities to achieve success and success of all. And under this idea is developed in order that the good jobs are few and that the education system's mission is to select who is receiving them. The policy of a neoliberal economy crossed by labor market competition depends not only of the opportunity given by the education system, the education system here can not continue to ensure employability in a global market competition. The title accredited by degree is therefore to represent the educational experience, meaning an acquired knowledge, but also justifies the powers, giving the employer a means to justify the ends. However, the labour market offers working conditions and social status in different jobs. Many young people enter the market with social disadvantages, accredited by a diploma which initially gave them a chance. However, as they improve the conditions of access to different courses, worsen conditions in labour-workspace is contextualizing-cultural reproduction. Success is accredited by exclusion and devalued by the inclusion. The school, despite being free and full education, is not capable of producing real social transformation, on the contrary, it serves to conceal inequality and thus legitimize it. The school separates those with inherited cultural capital of those who are deprived of it and this separation emphasizes experiential own characteristics, both in the academic part and the labor market. The exams justify the reason of sections and titles were awarded the result as guarantee of technical and social competence, as the school title lends credibility and helps to ensure social reproduction.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • • Crisis, austerity and education
  • • The RVCC and Education for All
  • • University pedagogy versus teacher training
  • • Exclusion and the ways of their school production
  • • Empirical research on comparative education
  • • Social reproduction and vocational education
  • • Labor market and education, an adversarial relationship

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2015
Final Version Due: October 31, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: December, 2015

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Carla Sofia Rocha da Silva at the address: <>