The study draws on the 2006 national competence survey, covering all schools and all pupils in one school year, in attempting a detailed study of Hungarian school segregation: the degree of segregation at the inter-school and intra-school class levels, and the relations affecting settlement and regional (district) spatial differences and degree of segregation. The new feature of the analysis is its comprehensiveness. There have been several thorough research projects in recent decades into the motives and hidden mechanisms of school segregation that have covered certain sections of the Hungarian education system or the schooling policy of a particular city or division of a city. This is the first attempt to arrive at valid statements about school segregation on a basis of every primary school in the whole country.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.