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School diversity and social justice: policy and politics

By Anne West and Peter Currie


This paper focuses on the long established diversity in the English education system - independent schools, grammar schools and religious schools - and in so doing explores tensions between education policy, politics and social justice. It explores the differential access to these different types of school, their social composition and implications for social justice and for wider society. It is argued that if social justice is to be a goal of government, further policy changes are needed over and above those that have already been made. However, the political challenges, which have limited policy changes to date, would be significant

Topics: H Social Sciences (General), HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1080/03055690701811362
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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