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ERIC Number: EJ1131029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Inequality, Segregation and Poor Performance: The Education System in Northern Ireland
Borooah, Vani K.; Knox, Colin
Educational Review, v69 n3 p318-336 2017
Northern Ireland is now a post-conflict society but one of the legacies of the "troubles" is an education system which is defined by religious affiliation/identity. A parallel system of schools continues to exist where Catholics largely attend "maintained" schools and Protestants "controlled" or state schools. While segregation along religious grounds is the most obvious fault line in Northern Ireland schools, more insidious problems of access and performance inequalities exist which have been overshadowed by efforts to improve community relations between children and promote integrated education. This article uses school leavers' data to examine the nature of inequality in schools and consider an alternative policy option for tackling inequality and segregation, respectively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
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