ECONOMIC CRISIS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: RESPONSE OF MANAGEMENT TEAMS IN CATALONIA (SPAIN) TO EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITIES

Garreta, J.; Palaudàrias, J.M.; Andrés, S. (2022). Economic crisis and equal opportunities: response of management teams in Catalonia (Spain) to educational inequalities. Revista Internacional de Organizaciones, 28, 1-18.

The economic crisis has had an impact at many levels, including education.
In Spain, little in-depth research has been done on its effect on the
education system and the profile of those most affected. Given the
difficulty of accessing reliable information on these issues, our study
consists of a survey of representatives of management teams of primary
education centers (3-12 years) in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
This profile of respondents allowed to obtain indirect knowledge of what
is experienced in schools, albeit more in some than in others. The results
suggest that the crisis has significantly affected families and schools,
but especially the most vulnerable families, most often enrolled in public
schools. The factors that most influence the existence of inequalities are
attributed to families, while less responsibility is assigned to schools
and the education system. All this occurs in a context in which a
significant reduction of economic and human resources is recognized in
part of the system.