ERIC Number: EJ1082210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Contextualising Inequalities in Rates of School Exclusion in English Schools: Beneath the "Tip of the Ice-Berg"
Gazeley, Louise; Marrable, Tish; Brown, Chris; Boddy, Janet
British Journal of Educational Studies, v63 n4 p487-504 2015
There is an increasing emphasis internationally on better understanding the links between inequalities and processes within school systems. In England there has been a particular focus on rates of school exclusion because the national data has consistently highlighted troubling patterns of over-representation. This paper argues that a move away from recorded exclusion to other forms of sanction and provision makes more contextualised readings of these data key to better understanding their association with inequalities. It also explores the challenges faced by key stakeholders working to reduce inequalities within an increasingly marketised system. It concludes that embedding consistent good practice across the system remains a critical challenge.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Disproportionate Representation, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Discipline, Special Education, Social Isolation, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students, Student Mobility, Systems Approach, Student Behavior, Case Studies, Focus Groups, Semi Structured Interviews, Content Analysis, Urban Schools
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)