Shain, F (2016) Succeeding against the odds: can schools ‘compensate for society’? Education 3-13, 44 (1). pp. 8-18. ISSN 1475-7575

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Education researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the UK have debated the question of what, and how much, schools can do to mitigate the effects of parental background on educational outcomes over the last half a century. A range of programmes, strategies and interventions have been implemented, and continue to be implemented in an effort to ‘break the link’ between socio-economic disadvantage and low educational outcomes, but educational inequalities have persisted. This paper draws on theoretical and empirical research to offer a new analysis of compensatory education in England across three main phases since the 1960s.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: compensatory education, social class, educational disadvantage, educational attainment, Pupil Premium
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 09:16
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 09:16

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