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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), pp. 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

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Published date: December 2009
Keywords: school choice, research, sociopolitic aspects


Local EPrints ID: 71812
ISSN: 2027-1174
PURE UUID: 2b7d7645-f1ef-4ca2-a087-e00c703e4c7f
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Date deposited: 05 Jan 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:58

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