Tests the key assumptions underlying politicians' faith in educational markets. This book links an analysis of parental choice to flows of students between schools and their impact on school effectiveness.
This book shows that the faith in educational markets is misplaced. Throughout the English speaking world and now Western Europe and parts of East Asia parental choice and educational markets are being seen by politicians and policy advisors as the panacea to problems of low educational standards and social exclusion. This book is the first to systematically test the key assumptions underlying the faith in markets by linking an analysis of parental choice to flows of students between schools and their impact on school effectiveness. The results of this study suggest that the ability to realize choices is dependent on social class, gender and ethnicity and that this can have a negative impact on some schools' performance. Rather than raising standards the impact of markets is to polarise them, leading to an impoverished education for many students.
This important book will be vital reading for students of educational policy, sociology of education and school effectiveness and improvement, educational researchers, academics and policymakers.
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"...very readable...a useful addition to this excellent Open University Press series." - Education Review "...a very timely book...of considerable help to providers wishing to ensure that young children gain the best possible foundationfor their later more formal literacy learning." - New Era inEducation
About Sue Watson
David Hughes is Senior Lecturer in the Education Department, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Hugh Lauder is Professor in the Education Department, University of Bath. Sue Watson is Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Sietske Waslander is a Research Fellow at the University of Gronigen, Holland. Martin Thrupp is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Rob Strathdee is a PhD student at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Ibrahim Simiyu was Project Officer for the Smithfield Project, New Zealand. Ann Dupuis is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Massey University, New Zealand. Jim McGlinn was a Researcher on the Smithfield Project, New Zealand. Jennie Hamlin was a Researcher on the Smithfield Project, New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Introduction The magic of the market Revealing the magician's tricks the hidden hand of the political conflict Structuring the market, global orthodoxies, local politics Choice and power in the market The hidden injuries of school choice Polarising intakes the impact of educational competition The impact of markets on school performance References Appendices Index.
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