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ERIC Number: EJ926524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Can Schools Change Society?
Barker, Bernard
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom