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ERIC Number: ED060280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 3
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Social Background of Students and Their Chance of Success at School.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the British response to an IBE questionnaire. Children from higher social categories do better at school. The nature of the problem is thus partly one of enriching the education of disadvantaged children, and partly one of removing financial barriers to their continued education. In Northern Ireland, the problems of compensatory education associated with densely populated industrial areas are not of the same magnitude as much greater urbanized and industrial countries. Ten current government educational policies are in effect to remedy certain shortcomings: (1) equal opportunity in education; (2) school building programs in deprived areas; (3) additional teachers to deprived areas; (4) smaller classes with individual attention; (5) nursery and preschool expanded in deprived areas; (6) age of leaving school raised to 16; (7) maintenance allowances for children past 16 to stay in school; (8) free meals and clothing assistance; (9) boarding for children from inadequate homes; (10) special English-language centers for immigrant children. The full report is available in microfiche (SIRE/038) from the International Bureau of Education, Palais Wilson, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. (Author/GDB)
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Identifiers: United Kingdom