Equity In Education: An international Comparison of Pupil Perspectives

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

byStephen Gorard, Emma Smith

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Based on the views of teenagers across Europe and in the Far East, this book argues that we need to reconsider how we judge schools and what they are for. It shows that the treatment of pupils in schools makes more difference to teenagers views on society, and on what it means to be fair, than it does to differences in attainment.

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Based on the views of teenagers across Europe and in the Far East, this book argues that we need to reconsider how we judge schools and what they are for. It shows that the treatment of pupils in schools makes more difference to teenagers views on society, and on what it means to be fair, than it does to differences in attainment.

STEPHEN GORARD is Professor of Education Research at the University of Birmingham, UK, researching patterns of lifelong participation in education, school effectiveness and improvement, and policy evaluations in general. He is author of many publications, is a regular adviser to governments and organisations concerned with educational...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 5.66 × 0.72 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230230253

ISBN - 13:9780230230255

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Re-considering What Schools are For
The Traditional Role of Schools in Attainment
Part I: Rethinking Equity in Education
Why Structural Equity Matters
Why the Treatment of Pupils Matters
Part II: Listening to Pupils
The Importance of Listening to Pupils
Listening to Students in Different Countries
Part III: The Determinants of Students Sense of Justice
International Comparisons of Student Experiences
The Experiences of the Most Marginalised
The Determinants of Educational Justice
Part IV: Conclusion
The Practical Implications of Reconsidering Equity in Education