ERIC Number: EJ926524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Can Schools Change Society?
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v53 n1 p163-172 2011
This article reviews the extent to which effectiveness strategies have compensated for social disadvantage, explores the reasons offered over time for the association between disadvantage and less good student outcomes, and argues that contemporary optimism and pessimism about change and progress relate to a neo-liberal paradigm that has little to say about children's learning and even less about the slow evolution of mind and society.
Descriptors: Role of Education, Social Change, Academic Achievement, Social Influences, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries, Low Income Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom