Elective identity, social segregation and parental choice

COLDRON, John (2011). Elective identity, social segregation and parental choice. In: BERA Conference at the Institute of Education, London, 6th-8th September 2011. (Unpublished)

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The problem of unequal access(to schools)arises because children from less affluent backgrounds tend to achieve lower levels of attainment partly because they attend lower performing schools. This is widely taken as conclusive evidence that children from some social groups gain access to better educational provision than do others. This conclusion is uncomfortable for political elites who legitimate the status quo as meritocratic and is a focus of criticism by those who know it is not and are concerned to enhance social justice through greater social mobility.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
Depositing User: Ian Chesters
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 08:42
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 08:07
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3950

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