ERIC Number: ED434187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
The Reform of Low Socioeconomic Schools: Are School Improvement Researchers Being Realistic?
This paper is concerned with the question of whether or not school improvement researchers are being realistic about social class- related constraints on the reform of low socioeconomic schools. It reviews findings from recent studies in the sociology of education and education policy that are highlighting the impact of social class on school and market processes. It also considers the school improvement literature's approach to the social class context of schooling, making the point that while school improvement writers have rarely given enough attention to social class or market contexts, some writers have been taking more account of these than others. Some recent school improvement writing signals growing concern with contexts but more research in this area is required. (Contains 110 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).