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Trading in Futures By Sue Watson

Trading in Futures
by Sue Watson

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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.
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Trading in Futures by Sue Watson

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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Trading in Futures Reviews


"...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.

Additional information

GOR004738771
Trading in Futures by Sue Watson
Sue Watson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1999-05-01
206
0335202772
9780335202775
N/A
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