ERIC Number: EJ1088034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Succeeding against the Odds: Can Schools "Compensate for Society"?
Education 3-13, v44 n1 p8-18 2016
Education researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the UK have debated the question of what, and how much, schools can do to mitigate the effects of parental background on educational outcomes over the last half a century. A range of programmes, strategies and interventions have been implemented, and continue to be implemented in an effort to "break the link" between socio-economic disadvantage and low educational outcomes, but educational inequalities have persisted. This paper draws on theoretical and empirical research to offer a new analysis of compensatory education in England across three main phases since the 1960s.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compensatory Education, Social Class, Educationally Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Educational History, Educational Development, Achievement Gap, Case Studies, Coping, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Child Development, Social Change, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)