Juxtaposing some contradictory findings from international research on school choice

Kelly, Anthony (2009) Juxtaposing some contradictory findings from international research on school choice. Magis International Journal of Research in Education, 2, (3), 261-274.


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Research over the last twenty years on school choice and local markets in education has been contradictory or inconclusive: some supports the movement to give parents more freedom in choosing schools; other findings support the view that greater choice further disadvantages the already disadvantaged. Irrespective of philosophical position, it can be said that school choice is driven by political economy in that its benefits and shortcomings are as a consequence of engagement with political or socio-economic imperatives. This paper juxtaposes some findings from the UK, the US and Europe in a socio-political context and discusses their theoretical implications

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 2027-1174 (print)
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Keywords: school choice, research, school choice, sociopolitic aspects
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness (LSIE)
ePrint ID: 71812
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 2009Published
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:03
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/71812

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