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ERIC Number: EJ831869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
A White Veneer: Education Policy, Space and "Race" in the Inner City
Gulson, Kalervo
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v27 n2 p259-274 Jun 2006
This paper explores how neo-liberal education policy change and urban renewal in inner Sydney and London has interacted with "raced" and classed educational identities. I draw on two examples of policy change, the "Building the Future" policy development in the inner city area of Sydney and the "Excellence in Cities" partnership programme in East London. The paper outlines, and applies, a spatial education policy sociology framework to explore the interplay of space, place, "race" and education policy. This paper suggests that in inner Sydney and London "whiteness" as a racial construct is present but noticeably absent and that this absent presence creates a "white veneer" around educational policy change and urban renewal. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (London)