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Is Failure Inevitable? The Recent Fate of Secondary School Reforms Intended to Alleviate Social Disadvantage

John Gray

in Understanding Social Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses school reforms that have been taking place, with the aim to produce greater equality of educational opportunity. The chapter suggests why they may have been less effective than ... More


Education Policy: Evidence of Equity and Effectiveness

Stephen Gorard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447342144
eISBN:
9781447342212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447342144.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

What has been done to achieve fairer and more efficient education systems, and what more can be done in the future? This book provides a comprehensive examination of crucial policy areas for ... More


The clustering of access to schools

Stephen Gorard

in Education Policy: Evidence of Equity and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447342144
eISBN:
9781447342212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447342144.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter looks at the various possible reasons and solutions for why and how educational disadvantage occurs. It examines how factors described in the previous chapter, such as segregation, ... More


Social and economic context of the Northern Ireland conflict

Buchanan Sandra

in Transforming conflict through social and economic development: Practice and policy lessons from Northern Ireland and the Border Counties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088230
eISBN:
9781781706879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088230.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines Northern Ireland and the Border Counties from a social and economic development perspective - some understanding of this and the extent of its contributory role in the conflict ... More


Neighborhood Violence and Urban Youth

Anna Aizer

in The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309453
eISBN:
9780226309477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309477.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

There have been numerous studies of the impact of exposure to violence on children that have linked exposure to violence with restricted emotional development, aggressive behavior, depression, ... More


Introduction

Jane Kotzmann

in The Human Rights-Based Approach to Higher Education: Why Human Rights Norms Should Guide Higher Education Law and Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190863494
eISBN:
9780190863524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863494.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The Introduction highlights the importance of higher education and the existence of educational disadvantage in society, contextualised within current political events and discussions. It describes ... More


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