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Author Walford, Geoffrey.
Title Markets and equity in education / Geoffrey Walford.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, [2006]

Author Walford, Geoffrey.
Subject School choice.
Educational equalization.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 236 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236).
Contents List of tables; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part 1. Choice and Diversity; 1 Diversity and choice in school education: an alternative view; 2 Weak choice, strong choice, and the new Christian schools; 3 Durkheim, democracy and diversity: some thoughts on recent changes in England and Wales; 4 Does the market ensure quality?; Part 2. Comprehensive Schools and Selection; 5 A return to selection?; 6 From common schooling to selection? Affirming and contesting the comprehensive ideal, 1976-2001; Part 3. Studying School Choice; 7 A panic about school choice.
Summary Geoffrey Walford tackles one of the perennial issues in education policy, namely the inter-relationship of markets and equity. His discussion synthesises research findings (his own in the context of others) from over a decade examining the triangle between (i) theory, (ii) policy (both current and recent) and (iii) practice.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781847144294 (electronic bk.)
1847144292 (electronic bk.)
9780826487353 (hbk.)
0826487351 (hbk.)
OCLC # 229456910
Additional Format Print version: Walford, Geoffrey. Markets and equity in education. London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006 0826487351 9780826487353 (DLC) 2006296787 (OCoLC)62308001

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