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Current key issues: forms of policy and forms of equity

Stephen J. Ball

in The education debate

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349200
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303756 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349200.003.0005
Current key issues: forms of policy and forms of equity

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This chapter addresses those aspects of current policy that relate, directly or indirectly, to issues of social equity in education. It focuses on the issue of equity and policy by looking at performance and participation in education in relation to ‘race’, gender, and social class; the emphasis given to the moral responsibilities of parenting and the problem of social exclusions; and the school policies of academies and trusts as ‘solutions’ to underachievement in socially disadvantaged areas.

Keywords: social equity; education; race; gender and class; responsibilities of parenting; social exclusions; school policies; academies and trusts; solutions to underachievement; socially disadvantaged areas

Chapter.  11901 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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