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School Choice and Social Justice

Harry Brighouse

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257874
eISBN:
9780191598845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257876.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Defends a theory of social justice for education from within an egalitarian version of liberalism. The theory involves a strong commitment to educational equality, and to the idea that children's ... More


Parental Choice and what we Owe to our Children

Jonathan Glover

in Choosing Children: Genes, Disability, and Design

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199290925
eISBN:
9780191710452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290925.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on possible conflicts between parental freedom of choice and the interests of the child. Should parents be free to choose the genetic make-up of their children? Or do the ... More


Plurality: the idea and reality of choice

Helen M. Gunter

in The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447339588
eISBN:
9781447339625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339588.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter considers the continued dominance of the private over the common purposes of education. It focuses on access to a school and examines what this means for plurality. Notably, through the ... More


School admissions and accountability: Planning, choice or chance?

Mike Feintuck and Roz Stephens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306238
eISBN:
9781447310815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306238.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The processes for allocating places at secondary schools in England are perennially controversial. Providing integrated coverage of the policy, practice and outcomes from 1944 to 2012, this book ... More


Epilogue: Scandinavian policies of parenthood – a success story?

Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Arnlaug Leira

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This concluding chapter summarises the main trends in the approach of Nordic welfare states to work/family balance since the 1990s. It then considers one of the main questions addressed in this book: ... More


Parental Choice, Parental Power, and Accountability

Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese M. Dickman

in School Choice and the Question of Accountability: The Milwaukee Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099423
eISBN:
9780300127973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099423.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the link between parental choice and the success or failure of voucher schools. It first discusses what the history of the choice program tells about parental desires and ... More


Making Up Our Collective Mind

Sigal R. Ben-Porath and Michael C. Johanek

in Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226619460
eISBN:
9780226619774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619774.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Parental choice and market-driven schooling are not new phenomena in the US. The book explored ways society balances public and private aims of schooling, asking: whose education is it? How much ... More


The changing policy context

Mike Feintuck and Roz Stevens

in School admissions and accountability: Planning, choice or chance?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306238
eISBN:
9781447310815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306238.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Themes, and variations within them, are considered. They have informed debate about school admissions as an aspect of education policy (and social policy more generally) in England post-1945. A ... More


The education debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Stephen J. Ball

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349200
eISBN:
9781447303756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349200.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Education is a key political issue, and is seen as a crucial factor in ensuring economic productivity and competitiveness. This book offers an analysis of the flood of government initiatives and ... More


A ‘pivotal moment’? Education policy in England, 2005

Alan Dyson, Kirstin Kerr, and Mel Ainscow

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that the Labour government reached a pivotal point in its third term, in relation to its two long-standing objectives of raising educational performance, while also reducing ... More


Rights, segregation and discrimination

Karin Fischer

in Schools and the Politics of Religion and Diversity in the Republic of Ireland: Separate But Equal?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091964
eISBN:
9781526115379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091964.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Chapter 6 discusses current structural trends in the education system from the perspective of inclusion, civic and social equality, looking at the diversification of school types and the involvement ... More


Local providers and loyal parents: competition and consumer choice in the Dutch childcare market

Janneke Plantenga

in Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The Dutch childcare sector was completely reorganised by the introduction of the 2005 Childcare Act. This Act was perceived as a thoroughly modern piece of legislation, because financial support is ... More


Schools, financing and educational standards

Anne West

in Making social policy work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349583
eISBN:
9781447302742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349583.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter brings out some of the tensions that arise when trying to meet different goals in education policy. It describes the evolution of the Labour government's policies towards school ... More


Individuals, families and relationships

Richard Olsen and Harriet Clarke

in Parenting and disability: Disabled parents' experiences of raising children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343642
eISBN:
9781447302902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the importance of looking at parenting and disability as involving sets of relationships between family members, as well as promoting parental choice and control. It emphasises ... More


The Right to Education

Sandra Fredman

in Comparative Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199689408
eISBN:
9780191768293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199689408.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Education is a multiplier right. Without education, other rights cannot be fully enjoyed. Education is also an accelerator right: it equips people to enter the labour force and participate in public ... More


Religion and Freedom of Choice

Paul M. Taylor

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relationship between religion and freedom of choice. It first traces the historical developments within the United Nations and some contemporary challenges facing the ... More


The admissions question

Mike Feintuck and Roz Stevens

in School admissions and accountability: Planning, choice or chance?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306238
eISBN:
9781447310815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306238.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The book’s context, parameters, structure and analytical framework, are established. Brief introductions are offered to the three paradigms for allocating school places to be considered later: state ... More


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