In 2013, the 2nd NEO ER meeting – funded by the University of Giessen – was held again in Giessen, Germany. The topic of this conference was Extended Education and Social Inequality. Many participants (Bae 2013; Huang 2013) suggested evidence indicating that extended education contributes to improving equality of education particularly by offering additional educational opportunities to disadvantaged children and youth. Other experts (Stecher and Preis, 2013), however, pointed out that there may exist the possibility for extended education to function as a vehicle for educational inequality and social reproduction because low income students cannot afford the expensive programs.
Bae, S. H. (2013). The Extended Education as a Social Institution and Its Function: Evidence from Korea, Paper presented at the 2nd meeting of NEO ER, Giessen University, May 2013.
Huang, D. (2013). Extended Education & Social Inequality in Taiwan, Paper presented at the 2nd meeting of NEO ER, Giessen University, May 2013.
Stecher, L./Preis, N. (2013). Extended education and social inequality – The use of extra-curricular educational courses as part of familial reproduction strategies, Paper presented at the 2nd meeting of NEO ER, Giessen University, May 2013.