School segregation

This workstream aims to deepen the knowledge of school segregation to contribute to the decision-making of public educational and social policies that affect the reduction of this phenomenon that generates serious inequities.

Born in 2014, within the framework of the projectSchools in socio-economically challenging contexts: An approach from education for social justice” (State Plan R & D & I, Ref: EDU2014-56118-P). A work led and developed, mainly, by members of the Research Group Educational Change for Social Justice that are currently part of the team of researchers of the UNESCO Chair.

To date, a dozen articles have been published in quality educational research journals, but it has also had an impact on the media (press, radio and television), participation in various conferences and seminars on the subject and established contacts to influence the development of public education policies.

Murillo, F. J., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2019).  Profiles of school segregation by socioeconomic status in Spain and its Autonomous Communities. RELIEVE, 25(1).

Murillo, F. J., & Belavi, G. (2018). Segregación escolar de los estudiantes extranjeros pobres en España. Scripta Nova. Revista Electrónica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales22.

Murillo, F. J., Belavi, G., & Pinilla, L. (2018). Segregación escolar público-privada en España. Papers: Revista de Sociologia, 103(3), 0307-337.

Murillo, F. J., Duk, C., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2018). Evolución de la segregación socioeconómica de las escuelas de América Latina. Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)44(1), 157-179.

Murillo, F. J., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2018). Impact of the economic crisis on school segregation in Spain. Revista de Educación, 381, 67- 93. 

Murillo, F. J., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2018). Magnitud de la segregación escolar por nivel socioeconómico en España y sus Comunidades Autónomas y comparación con los países de la Unión Europea. RASE. Revista de Sociología de la Educación, 11(1), 37-58.

Murillo, F. J., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2017). Segregación escolar por nivel socioeconómico en Ecuador y sus provinciasRUNAE. Revista Científica de Investigación Educativa de la UAE, 1(2), 31-50.

Murillo, F. J., Martinez-Garrido, C., & Belavi, G. (2017). Segregación escolar por origen nacional en España. OBETS. Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 12(2), 395-432. 

Murillo, F. J., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2017). Segregación social en las escuelas públicas y privadas en América Latina. Educação & Sociedade 

Murillo, F. J., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2017). Estimación de la magnitud de la segregación escolar en América Latina. Magis. Revista Internacional de Investigación Educativa, 9(19), 11-30. 

Murillo, F. J. (2016). Midiendo la segregación escolar en América Latina. Un análisis metodológico utilizando el TERCE. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 14(4), 33-60.

Murillo, F. J., Hernández-Castilla, R., Martínez-Garrido, C, & Hidalgo, N. (2018, June). Segregación escolar de estudiantes pobres y de estudiantes ricos en España y sus Comunidades. Paper presented in Simposio Internacional Conectando Redes: La relación entre la investigación y la práctica educativa. Santiago de Compostela.

Murillo, F. J., Hernández-Castilla, R., Martínez-Garrido, C., & Hidalgo, N. (2018, May). Una panorámica de la segregación social de los centros de educación secundaria en Iberoamérica. Paper presented in CILME 2018. II Congreso Internacional sobre Liderazgo y Mejora de la Escuela. Madrid.

Martínez-Garrido, C., & Murillo, F. J. (2017, August). Study of school segregation. Paper presented in ECER 2017. Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and the role of educational research. Copenhagen.

Murillo, F. J., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2017, June). Segregación escolar por nivel socioeconómico en España. Un estudio sincrónico y diacrónico. Paper presented in AIDIPE 2017. XVIII Congreso Internacional de Investigación Educativa: Interdisciplinaridad y Transferencia. Salamanca.

Murillo, F. J., & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2016, June). Educación privada y segregación escolar en Educación Primaria. Una relación preocupante. Paper presented in XVI Congreso Nacional y VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Pedagogía. Madrid.

School segregation in Spanish society: schools for the rich and schools for the poor sustained with public money, by F. Javier Murillo, developed within the framework of the V Seminar “Research project School Map: Towards a municipal plan against school segregation” celebrated at Universitat de València (6/12/2019).

What do we do with school segregation policies?, by F. Javier Murillo. Organised by the association “Por Otra Política Educativa. Foro de Sevilla” at the Ateneo de Madrid (10/18/2019). You can check the full video of the intervention here

Segregation, school choice and social justice in the Spanish education system, by F. Javier Murillo. Developed within the framework of the Conference “Deconstructing the neoliberal educational model. Educational transformations alternatives ”at the University of Granada (12/4/19).

Educating City: School Segregation, by F. Javier Murillo, within the framework of the 2018 Summer Course of the UPV / EHU (07/11/2018). The full intervention can be consulted here

Attitudes towards school segregation, by F. Javier Murillo, in the framework of the 2018 Summer Course of the UPV / EHU (07/11/2018). The full intervention can be consulted here

35 years of laws to privatize classrooms: from the LODE to the LOMCE. Published on: Eldiario (5/02/2020)

What do the queues hide to enter El Pilar: the sins of school selection. Published on: El Confidencial (10/01/2020)

Schools for the poor, schools for the rich: why 38% of students should change schools. Published on: ElDiario (11/26/2019)

Truths and legends of the ghost of the privatization of the school in Andalusia. Published on: ElDiario Andalucía (10/19/2019)

Javier Murillo: “Without a democratic school, we are hardly going to build democratic societies.” Published on: TheClinic (06/19/2019)

It is true that the Community of Madrid is the least investing in each student. Published on: La Vanguardia (05/22/2019)

The unique educational zone plan in Andalusia reactivates the fear of segregation in the classroom. Published on: Public (01/26/2019)

The chiaroscuros of the Madrid school. Published in: El País (7/09/2018)

Whether a school is in a rich or poor neighborhood determines to get better or worse marks in selectivity. Published on: EDiario (2/09/2018)

The educational pact sets course for the Basque Parliament. Published on: Deia (06/27/2018)

School failure and early educational abandonment. Published on: The Economist (06/14/2018)

Evidence-based education: If we expect medical treatments to be effective, why not demand the same from educational methods? Published on: Intramed (05/11/2018)

School segregation: tell me where you study and I will tell you who you are. Published on: El Periódico (05/10/2018)

Equity to overcome school segregation. Published on: El Diario Norte (04/30/2018)

School segregation, a pending subject in Catalonia. Published on: Crónica Global (04/02/2018)

90% of schools that concentrate students of low socioeconomic status are public. Published on: RTVE (04/25/2018)

Why does Galicia win Finland in educational equity? Published on: The voice of Galicia (03/16/2018)

CSIF asks the Board to negotiate on the new bilingual model to avoid segregation. Published on: Leonoticias (03/15/2018)

We can register an initiative to improve inclusive education in the region, “which is at the forefront of segregation.” Published on: Europa Press (3/6/2018)

Madrid begins to process a law for inclusive education backed by 42 municipalities. Published by: ElDiario (03/01/2018)

Is school segregation avoidable? Published on: ElDiario Norte (02/26/2018)

Global challenges: less inequality and more democracy. Published on: ElDiario Andalucía (02/11/2018)

The educational model of the PP that has turned the classrooms of Madrid into the most unequal. Published on: El Diario (02/11/2018)

Spain: Madrid at the head of Europe in School Segregation. Published on: Other Voices in Education (02/11/2018)

Education is not a rich thing. Published on: Populi Voice (02/11/2018)

Spain is the sixth European country that segregates the most in schools and only Hungary does it more than the Community of Madrid. Published on: The Journal of Education (2/9/2018)

Galicia, at the level of Sweden and Finland in equal educational opportunities. Published on: The Voice of Galicia (2/9/2019)

Javier Murillo, on the free market in the education system: “The promotion of private education is behind: segregation”. Published in the program “The Intermediate” of La Sexta (9/02/2018)

Baleares, the CCAA with less school segregation. Originally published on: Europa Press. Additionally published by: Eldiario.esCadena SER (Hoy por Hoy);; The day; Bulletin; The Economist; The Voice of Asturias; Onda Cero, Julia en la Onda; Europa Press; 20 minutos; Digital People (02/08/2018)