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School segregation and its consequences

Gibbons, Stephen and Telhaj, Shqiponja (2008) School segregation and its consequences. Centrepiece, 12 (3). pp. 2-5. ISSN 1362-3761

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Abstract

The average ability of children going into the best comprehensive schools in England is way above the average ability in the worst, according to a study of the extent to which high- and low-achieving pupils are separated into different secondary schools. Stephen Gibbons and Shqiponja Telhaj find that such 'educational segregation' is even greater when their analysis includes schools that can 'cream skim' pupils by ability or religion. These patterns of segregation could have real consequences in terms of educational inequality. But the research also shows that segregation has not been increasing over time. What's more, any contribution that a peer group makes to a child's academic progress seems to be small, although there might be other, non-academic effects.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/centrepiece
Additional Information: © 2008 Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Collections > CentrePiece
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: CEPCP239
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 09:03
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44668/

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