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ERIC Number: ED529787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
The Evaluation of English Education Policies. CEE DP 131
Machin, Stephen; McNally, Sandra
Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1)
Educational inequalities are evident even before children start school. Some educational achievement gaps widen out as individuals progress further through the education sequence and into the labour market, especially those connected to disadvantaged students. Thus, there is a significant need for careful evaluation of educational policies that are designed to try to affect inequalities in education. The authors document various forms of educational inequality. They then review available evidence for England about the impact of school-level policies on achievement and their potential for reducing the socio-economic gap. Finally, they discuss evaluation evidence under four main themes: school resources; market incentives; school autonomy; and pedagogical approaches. (Contains 3 figures, 1 table and 18 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: London School of Economics & Political Science, Centre for the Economics of Education
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)