Educational policy and inequality: key studies and findings

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Ford
Little social mixing between classes even in comp. schools because of streaming
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David
Marketised education is 'parentocracy'
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Ball and Whitty
Marketisation policies reproduce class inequalities by creating inequalities between schools
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Barlett
League tables encourage 'cream-skimming' and 'silt-shifting'
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Institute for Public Policy Research
Competition-oriented education systems produce more segregation between children of different social backgrounds
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Gerwitz
Studied 14 London secondary schools, identified privileged-skilled choosers, disconnected-local choosers and semi-skilled choosers
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Benn
New Labour paradox
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Allen
Research from Sweden (20% free schools) shows free schools only benefit children from highly educated families
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Department for Education
In 2011 6.4% pupils at Bristol Free School eligible for FSM's, compared with 22.5% across city as whole
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Ball
Promoting academies and free schools has led to increased fragmentation and increased centralisation of control
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Ofsted
1 in 10 head teachers said in 2012 that Pupil Premium had significantly changed how they supported disadvantaged pupils
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Ball
Companies involved in privatisation expect to make up to 10x as much profit as they do on other contracts
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Pollack
The flow of personnel from the public sector to the private sector allows companies to buy 'insider knowledge'
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Ball
Some Pearson GCSE exam answers are now marked in Sydney and Iowa
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Buckingham and Scanlon
The UK's 4 leading educational software companies are all owned by global multinationals
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Molnar
Schools are targeted by private companies because they are a kind of product endorsement
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Ball
A Cadbury's sports equipment promotion was scrapped after it was found that pupils would have to eat 5 440 bars to qualify for a set of volleyball posts
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Beder
UK families spent £110 000 in TESCO in return for a single computer
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Ball
A fundamental change is taking place in which privatisation is becoming the key factor shaping educational policy
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Hall
Coalition government policies are part of the 'long march of the neoliberal revolution'
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Stone
Black pupils do not fail for lack of self-esteem, so multicultural education (MCE) is misguided
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Mirza
Instead of tackling the structural causes of ethnic inequality such as poverty and racism, educational policy still takes a 'soft' approach that focuses on culture, behaviour and the home
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Gillborn
Institutionally racist policies continue to disadvantage ethnic minority pupils
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Marketised education is 'parentocracy'

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David

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Marketisation policies reproduce class inequalities by creating inequalities between schools

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League tables encourage 'cream-skimming' and 'silt-shifting'

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Competition-oriented education systems produce more segregation between children of different social backgrounds

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