Interventions that compensate educational inequalities

Objective 3: Identify interventions that compensate educational inequalities by providing a synthesis of existing work across Europe examining specific trends in educational inequalities and interventions intended to reduce them

LEARN will conduct a series of systematic analyses of state-of-the-art scientific and policy approaches tounderstanding and addressing the emergence and development of educational inequalities over the educational career, by: 

  • Using a consortium-agreed and interdisciplinary-informed working definition of educational inequality to be used throughout the project. 
  • Systematically reviewing the longitudinal empirical evidence on patterns and drivers of educational inequalities at key educational points (pre-school and ECEC, the mid-schooling transition, transition to third level education) based on longitudinal observation data collated in European member states, Switzerland and the UK. 
  • Targeted and in-depth reviews focusing on short, medium and long term initiatives of major government programmes for reducing educational inequalities in each of the case study countries (Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, and the UK). 
  • Carrying out a comparative analysis of evidence-based education in case study countries. Assessing the use and effectivity of the major UK Evidence-Based Education initiative and its emergence across Europe, as an intervention comprised of multiple interventions. 
  • Providing an analysis of the relationship between educational inequalities and student wellbeing.