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Private schools, choice and the ethical environment

Exley, Sonia and Suissa, Judith (2013) Private schools, choice and the ethical environment. British Journal of Educational Studies, 61 (3). pp. 345-362. ISSN 0007-1005

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00071005.2013.816411


In this paper, we consider the relationship between the existence of private schools and public attitudes towards questions about educational provision. Data from the 2010 British Social Attitudes survey suggest that parents who choose to send children to private schools may become more entrenched in their support for more extensive forms of parental partiality, with potential ramifications for the future supporting of progressive education policy. We suggest that addressing questions about the existence of certain forms of education and school choice policies requires consideration of the broader ethical environment.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Society for Educational Studies
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 13:15
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2021 02:00
Projects: RES-000-22-3989
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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