ERIC Number: EJ1077618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
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Grammar Schools: Where Are We Now?
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v57 n3 p337-342 2015
Apart from one amalgamation there are as many grammar schools in England as when Labour took office in 1997. Selection at age 11 still influences English education and unless there are changes its effect is likely to increase. Legislation introduced in 1998 which could have ended selection had no effect. The pressure from the right-wing minority for more selection continues while the case for ending selection becomes even stronger. Ending selection could be achieved without any school closures. What is lacking so far is the political will.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Educational Legislation, Public Schools, Secondary Schools, School Entrance Age, Student Placement, Educational Change, Political Attitudes, Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)