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ERIC Number: EJ1087071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Using Collaborative Inquiry to Foster Equity within School Systems: Opportunities and Barriers
Ainscow, Mel; Dyson, Alan; Goldrick, Sue; West, Mel
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v27 n1 p7-23 2016
Drawing on experiences in England over many years, this paper explores the authors' efforts to use collaborative inquiry in order to foster greater equity within schools. All of this is set within national policy contexts that emphasise increased school autonomy, competition, and accountability as central improvement strategies. It is argued that whilst such contexts create worrying challenges in relation to equity, they also open up new opportunities for moving forward. The paper concludes that national policies have to foster greater flexibility at the local level, so that practitioners have the space to analyse their particular circumstances and determine priorities accordingly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom