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Author Gillborn, David.

Title Rationing education : policy, practice, reform, and equity / David Gillborn and Deborah Youdell
Published Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  379.4212 Gil/Rep 2000  AVAILABLE
 MELB  379.4212 Gil/Rep  DUE 22-01-20
Description xiii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Education and equity -- 2. Reforming education: policy and practice -- 3. Ability and economy: defining 'ability' in the A-to-C economy -- 4. Selection 11-14: fast groups, 'left-over' mixed ability and the subject options process -- 5. Selection 14-16: sets, tiers, hidden ceilings and floors -- 6. Educational triage and the D-to-C conversion: suitable cases for treatment? -- 7. Pupils' experiences and perspectives: living with the rationing of education -- 8. Conclusions: rationing education
Summary "Recent educational reforms have raised standards of achievement but have also resulted in growing inequalities based on gender, 'race' and social class. This book reports detailed research in two secondary schools showing the real costs of reform in terms of the pressures on teachers and the rationing of educational opportunity. It will be important reading for any teacher, researcher or policy maker with an interest in equity in education."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) and indexes
Subject Educational equalization -- England -- London -- Case studies.
Education and state -- England -- London -- Case studies.
Education, Secondary -- Social aspects -- England -- London -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Youdell, Deborah, 1970-
LC no. 99013290
ISBN 0335203604 paperback
0335203612 hardcover