Aina Tarabini

Aina Tarabini
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Sociology Department. Faculty of Political Science and Sociology

PhD
Associate professor. Sociology Department. Autonomous University of Barcelona

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Introduction
I'm associate professor in the Department of Sociology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. My research is concerned with the (re)production of social inequalities in the daily life of education systems, schools and students. I'm particularly interested in the analysis of the processes of teaching and learning, the modes of pedagogic and curricular provision and the students' experiences, choices and trajectories.
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December 2016 - present
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • Faculty Member
Description
  • Principal researcher of the R+D Project: “ABJOVES. Early school leaving in Spain. An analysis of young people’s decisions, motivations and educational strategies” (abjoves.es)
September 2016 - present
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • Faculty Member
Description
  • Principal researcher of the Project 'Early school leaving in Spain. An analysis of young people’s decisions, motivations and educational strategies' (abjoves.es)

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Publications (89)
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The objective of this chapter is to analyse the role of urban peripheries in shaping post-16 youth educational choices and transitions. By means of qualitative interviews with young people in their first year of upper secondary education in Barcelona (Spain), we explore the relationship between urban mobility and educational transitions and investi...
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Socialization and selection are agreed within the sociology of education to be the two main functions of the school as a social institution. On the one hand, schools inculcate values and norms that are key to constructing students' identities. On the other, schools transmit knowledge and skills that are critical to explaining individuals' social po...
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Introduction Youth educational choices and transitions are socially embedded processes that reflect young people's classed, gendered and ethnically informed identities and constrictions (Ball et al, 2000; Archer et al, 2007; Tarabini and Ingram, 2018). As so, they also entail a geographical dimension within which ‘spatial horizons’ and aspirations...
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The purpose of this book is to situate the place beyond the city as an epistemological vantage point for researching youth. Existing frameworks about young people privilege large urban centres or ‘global cities’ and create forms of marginality that are at once spatial and epistemological. This book interrogates and moves beyond these boundaries, tu...
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The division of educational systems into different tracks—academic and vocational—represents one of the key elements in explaining social stratification and inequalities. Previous research identifies teachers' expectations as a critical factor to understand the relationship between tracking and social inequality. This paper discusses how ability is...
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The aim of this article is to examine the relationship between educational tracks and social class, focusing on the reasoning behind the choices made by young people. The analysis is conducted in Barcelona (Spain), where upper-secondary education starts at 16 years of age and is segmented into two tracks (academic and professional). The analysi...
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The health emergency generated by COVID-19 and the massive closure of schools has given rise to an unprecedented situation for education systems worldwide. This situation has raised fundamental questions about the role of the school in contemporary societies and whether it still fulfils a particular function as a social institution. This article fo...
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Most European secondary-school systems are articulated by different forms of an academic-vocational divide that are critical in understanding the (re)production of social inequality. By providing distinct curricular and pedagogical codes and a markedly different distribution of knowledge between tracks, tracking leads to profound and distinct learn...
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El cierre de las escuelas como medida de emergencia a la situación generada por el COVID-19 ha generado retos sin precedentes para los sistemas educativos. En el caso español este cierre se desarrolla en un sistema profundamente desigual, lo que, entre otros aspectos, se expresa por unos índices de segregación escolar que se sitúan entre los más al...
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Transitions to upper secondary education are of crucial importance to understanding educational inequalities. They are also vital in explaining the contemporary dynamics of Early School Leaving. Global hegemonic discourses around educational transitions and Early School Leaving shape student pathways in terms of rational and linear choices, assumin...
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En esta introducción se explican los objetivos y aportaciones del monográfico al estudio de las elecciones y transiciones educativas de los y las jóvenes. A partir de una mirada transversal a los seis artículos que componen el monográfico, la introducción identifica el valor añadido de esta publicación al estudio de las transiciones educativas y pr...
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La Formación Profesional en España sigue siendo una vía formativa escasamente desarrollada y prestigiada, a pesar de los importantes avances que se han registrado en los últimos años. El Grado Medio, en particular, presenta unos niveles de oferta y demanda muy inferiores a los de Bachillerato. Además, en términos globales, escolariza a un porcentaj...
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Las transiciones a la educación secundaria post obligatoria son centrales para explicar el grado de selectividad social de diferentes sistemas educativos. El caso de Cataluña es especialmente relevante porque el sistema educativo se organiza de forma comprensiva hasta el final de la educación secundaria obligatoria, momento en que por primera vez s...
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La pandemia global generada por el COVID-19 y las medidas de confinamiento obligatorio de la población que de ella se derivan suponen retos sin precedentes para los sistemas educativos a nivel global. El cierre generalizado de todos los centros educativos a nivel presencial pone de relieve una pregunta clave: ¿Para qué sirve su escuela? El objetivo...
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Esta presentación tiene como objetivo contextualizar y presentar los trabajos incluidos en el número monográfico de la revista Papers titulado «Transiciones educativas y desigualdades sociales: una perspectiva sociológica». Asimismo, pretende explicar la importancia de este tema para la investigación y la reflexión sociológica. Las transiciones edu...
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La división de los sistemas educativos en itinerarios diferenciados —académico y profesional— es uno de los elementos centrales para explicar las pautas de estratificación y desigualdad social en el ámbito internacional. Entre los múltiples factores que dan cuenta de la relación entre itinerarios educativos y desigualdad social, la literatura espec...
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La distribución del conocimiento escolar es una dimensión clave de la justicia social. Una de las principales líneas divisorias entre diferentes tipos de conocimiento se basa en su carácter más o menos teórico o aplicado. En este sentido, la división que establecen diversos sistemas educativos entre itinerarios académicos y profesionales es fundame...
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The end of the 20th century was characterised by a crucial educational expansion in most of the European countries. The expansion of access has led to new patterns of inequality in the process of choosing what studies and which university to attend, as well as in the opportunities to succeed. The objective of this chapter is to analyse the main pat...
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The aim of this chapter is to analyse the construction of educational aspirations and post-school destination choices of Catalan young people at the end of their compulsory schooling. Based on Bourdieu's theory of action and specifically on his notion of habitus, we analyse students' aspirations and choices from a threefold perspective: first, we f...
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This book analyses the role played by schools themselves in the high rates of educational exclusion and dropping out that affects many European education systems. The author frames the analysis according to three aspects of justice - redistribution, recognition and care - to explore both how teachers explain and react to the processes of educationa...
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El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el rol de las Escuelas de Nuevas Oportunidades como espacios de protección, dignificación y ampliación de las oportunidades de los jóvenes. El artículo se basa en un estudio de caso de la Escuela de Nuevas Oportunidades El Llindar, y a partir de una metodología cualitativa que incluye entrevistas y grupos de...
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Educational Choices, Aspirations and Transitions in Europe analyses educational choices and transitions in eight different European countries/regions and provides an engaging means of considering issues of inequality through international comparisons. The book is underpinned by explorations of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches,...
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L’objectiu de l’article és analitzar l’impacte que excerceix la desigualtat social sobre les transicions educatives dels joves, posant el focus en els condicionants de tipus sistèmic que marquen aquestes transicions i en el paper que pot jugar la planificació de l’oferta per a revertir-les o, pel contrari, reproduir-les. L’anàlisi es centra específ...
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There is growing evidence that school engagement, or more specifically disengagement, is a key indicator for predicting Early School Leaving. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of secondary schools in student (dis)engagement and subsequent opportunities to succeed in school. Drawing on data from a qualitative study in five secondary s...
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The processes of educational exclusion are multiple and diverse. Research has shown that exclusion from school goes far beyond access. It is associated with crucial issues related to educational processes (belonging, recognition or representation) and results (knowledge or certificates). The objective of this article is to delve into the analysis o...
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Quin rol tenen els centres educatius en les dinàmiques d'abandonament escolar? Com expliquen els docents el fracàs escolar que viuen a les aules? Com s'enfronta el jovent a la vivència d'èxit, fracàs o abandonament escolar? Aquest informe posa els protagonistes de la vida escolar-equips directius, professorat i alumnat-al centre de l'anàlisi i dibu...
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This article aims to revisit the relationship between school-level variables and students’ educational opportunities through the lens of institutional habitus. This approach is particularly well suited to explore the notion of school culture because it brings to the forefront the impact of social context, avoiding some of the limitations typically...
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The objective of the article is to examine what is ‘taken for granted’ in the policies designed to combat Early School Leaving (ESL) in Catalonia, identifying their implicit ontologies, causal assumptions and logics of action. In order to do so, the realist evaluation is applied. Specifically, this methodology has been applied to compare the discou...
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Spain and Catalonia register high percentages of early school leaving (ESL), remarkably far from the targets set by the European Strategy Education and Training 2020. Given the relevance of this phenomenon, many policies have been developed in order to tackle ESL, both focusing in its prevention and reduction. Secondary schools are not neutral agen...
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La exclusión desde dentro: o la persistencia de los factores push en la explicación del Abandono Escolar Prematuro Aina Tarabini Artículo publicado en Organización y Gestión Educativa. Revista del Fórum Europeo de Administradores de la Educación, nº 3, Mayo-Junio de 2016, pp 8-12. Versión final en: http://www.blogcanaleducacion.es/revista-organizac...
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Early school leaving (ESL) is one of the main challenges facing the Spanish education system. With 24, 9% of the population made up by 18–24 year olds who have not completed compulsory secondary schooling or pursued further or higher education,1 Spain thereby doubles the ESL percentage regarding the EU-27 (12. 8%), and is far from the European Benc...
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El objetivo del artículo es analizar las lógicas que se esconden detrás del diseño y la aplicación de las políticas para combatir el abandono escolar prematuro (AEP) en dos Administraciones Educativas en Cataluña: El Departament d’Ensenyament a nivel autonómico y el Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona a nivel local. Para ello se lleva a cabo una inves...
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Este libro realiza un análisis riguroso y sistemático sobre políticas de lucha contra el abandono escolar tanto a nivel europeo y español como en una muestra ampliamente significativa de comunidades autónomas. El análisis no solo se centra en identificar y describir las características de dichas políticas, sino que sobre todo permite cuestionar sus...
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El objetivo del artículo es poner de manifiesto las concepciones implícitas de clase social que se esconden bajo los discursos y prácticas del profesorado cuando se refieren a los procesos de éxito, fracaso y abandono escolar de su alumnado. Para ello, el análisis se basa en una metodología cualitativa centrada en entrevistas con equipos directivos...
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This article explores how different ways of experiencing poverty affect the possibilities of poor children to make the most of their education. The study uses the concept of conditions of educability to reflect how the different dimensions of the experience of poverty facilitate or hinder the success of educational practices and the learning of poo...
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Schools in the most deprived areas in Brazil are marked by extreme poverty, a situation that has obvious consequences for the everyday life in schools and for efforts to develop a supportive culture of schooling. Nevertheless, schools’ responses to poverty are far from uniform. Although the context of poverty generally determines what is possible f...
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The aim of this article is to analyse the direct and indirect effects that PISA generates in the orientation of educational policies and reforms in Spain and the ways in which PISA data and results are used in political discourses, at both national and sub-national levels. The main hypothesis of the article is that PISA results have played a key ro...
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El proces de globalitzacio suposa nous reptes per a la recerca educativa contemporania, ja que no nomes en modifica els objectes d’estudi, sino tambe els metodes d’analisi. L’objectiu d’aquest article es reflexionar sobre aquests reptes a partir d’una recerca centrada en l’agenda educativa global. Especificament, l’objecte d’estudi de la recerca se...
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The process of globalisation has given rise to new challenges for contemporary educational research. It not only modifies its object of study but also its methods of analysis. The aim of this paper is to reflect on these challenges through the results of research on the global education agenda. This research focuses on the relationship between educ...
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This paper has two main objectives. First, it aims to analyse the connections between education and poverty established by the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), a central policy tool for the articulation of the Post Washington Consensus. Second, it intends to study how the PRSPs have been consolidated and expanded through different interna...
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This article analyzes the effects of globalization on the study of educational policies. The article's hypothesis is that current research on educational systems and policies cannot be developed without taking into consideration the different ways in which globalization affects education. From our point of view, recognizing the importance of global...
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Este artículo analiza las repercusiones que supone la globalización para el estudio de la política educativa. La hipótesis de partida es que la investigación contemporánea de los sistemas y las políticas educativas no se pueden desarrollar sin contemplar las diversas formas en que la globalización repercute sobre la educación. Desde nuestro punto d...
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Incl. bibl., abstract The objective of this paper is to analyse the role of education and poverty in the current global development agenda. It intends to analyse the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a global agenda, which attributes a key role to education in the fight against poverty. With this objective, the paper addresses four main iss...
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El objetivo del artículo es analizar el papel que juega la influencia internacional en el diseño y aplicación de políticas educativas en el Cono Sur. Específicamente pretende explorar el proceso a través del cual las ideas, recomendaciones y metas globales modelan las políticas educativas latinoamericanas. Para ello, el artículo se centra en el pro...
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Educational targeting has become one of the hegemonic mechanisms in the fight against poverty. Both international organisms and developing countries support targeting as one of the best strategies in order to simultaneously guarantee poverty reduction and economic growth, and consequently to tackle the challenges generated by globalisation. The mai...
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The aim of this article is to review the current state of inclusive education in the world and to suggest a few relevant considerations. The first section “Two parallel concerns” retraces the inescapable connections between the educational aspects of inclusive education and more general concerns regarding inequality. The second section “Inclusive e...
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Resumen. Este artículo establece un estado de la cuestión de la educación inclusiva en el mundo y sugiere algunas reflexiones al respecto. El primer apartado recuerda las conexiones ineludibles entre las preocupaciones educativas por la educación inclusiva y las preocupaciones más generales por la desigualdad. El segundo consigna los criterios de b...
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Including abstract, bibl. This article analyses the new educational mandate for Latin America, exploring its repercussions on the design and development of certain educational policies. In particular, it concentrates both on the anti-poverty educational agenda (at a global level) and on targeted educational policies (at a regional, national and loc...
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Los programas de garantía de renta mínima condicionados a la asistencia escolar han cobrado un notable protagonismo en las reformas de las políticas sociales y educativas en América Latina. El programa Bolsa Escola de Brasil es una referencia significativa de estas intervenciones. Este artículo analiza un conjunto de trabajos de evaluación sobre Bo...
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Partiendo de la importancia de la escuela en la construcción de desigualdades sociales y entendiendo, al mismo tiempo, su rol como mecanismo e instrumento para la igualdad social, este artículo pretende reflexionar sobre el significado de justicia social en el ámbito educativo, aplicando los conceptos y propuestas de la teoría social normativa. El...
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En: Aula de innovación educativa Barcelona 2005, n. 141, Mayo; p. 10-14 La creciente influencia de los organismos internacionales en la esfera educativa sugiere la necesidad de iniciar el proceso de elaboración de una agenda de actuación común entre diferentes países, una agenda educativa global que tendrá que tener en cuenta los impactos de una mi...
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En: Cuadernos de pedagogía Barcelona 2006, n. 353, enero ; p. 64-67 La inversión educativa se considera una herramienta privilegiada para proveer de igualdad de oportunidades a la ciudadanía. Sin embargo, en un contexto de globalización, mercantilismo y contención del gasto público, sus efectos sobre los índices de pobreza son desalentadores. Se ad...
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El Banc Mundial (BM) és un agent central en el camp del desenvolupament educatiu internacional. No només és el principal finançador de l'educació en l'àmbit internacional, sinó que, paral·lelament, és un dels organismes amb més poder per configurar les prioritats educatives a escala global. Tot i el gran poder d'influència que avui dia posseeix el...
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En: Guix Barcelona 2004-2005, n. 314, mayo ; p. 11-17 Se analizan las diferentes convergencias entre regiones y países en el establecimiento de una agenda común de problemas, con una actuación global que afecta a todos los países. Las conferencias internacionales de Educación proponen algunas premisas de acción e ideas a desarrollar útiles para afr...

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Different projects connecting the dynamics of social exclusion with the perspective of educational justice, particularly but not only in the field of Early School Leaving
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The aim of the project is to explore how young peoples’s educational post-16 choices and transitions are constructed from a threefold approach: territorial, institutional and subjective.