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School diversity and social justice: policy and politics

West, Anne and Currie, Peter (2008) School diversity and social justice: policy and politics. Educational Studies, 34 (3). pp. 241-250. ISSN 0305-5698

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the long established diversity in the English education system - independent schools, grammar schools and religious schools - and in so doing explores tensions between education policy, politics and social justice. It explores the differential access to these different types of school, their social composition and implications for social justice and for wider society. It is argued that if social justice is to be a goal of government, further policy changes are needed over and above those that have already been made. However, the political challenges, which have limited policy changes to date, would be significant.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/CARFAX/03055698.ht...
Additional Information: © 2008 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Education Research Group (ERG)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2008 12:39
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/19639/

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