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Mansfeld, Iain – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
Most previous research on grammar schools has focused narrowly on eligibility for Free School Meals as a measure of disadvantage. But with 45% of pupils at grammar schools coming from families with below median incomes, a broader consideration of the impact of grammar schools on social mobility is necessary. The evidence suggests that grammar…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Higher Education, Selective Admission, Disadvantaged Youth
Geva, Oren; Pont, Beatriz; Figueroa, Diana Toledo; Albiser, Etienne; Wittenberg, Désirée; Maghnouj, Soumaya; Fraccola, Sylvain – OECD Publishing, 2015
This policy profile on education in the United Kingdom (UK) is part of the new "Education Policy Outlook series," which presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Equal Education
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Roberts, Martin – Education 3-13, 2012
The Prince's Teaching Institute (PTI), which has evolved out of the Summer Schools for English Literature and History which The Prince of Wales inaugurated in 2002, now provides a variety of courses in the major subjects of the secondary curriculum. In partnership with Cambridge University it enables teachers to update and extend their subject…
Descriptors: English Literature, Summer Schools, Foreign Countries, Students
Pathak, Parag A.; Sonmez, Tayfun – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
In Fall 2009, officials from Chicago Public Schools changed their assignment mechanism for coveted spots at selective college preparatory high schools midstream. After asking about 14,000 applicants to submit their preferences for schools under one mechanism, the district asked them re-submit their preferences under a new mechanism. Officials were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Selective Admission, Educational Change, Comparative Education
Skinner, Maureen – American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2006
When the first edition of "The Educational System of the United Kingdom" was published in 1991, higher education in the United Kingdom was immersed in an era of significant change. The 1991 report, which focused on changes to the UK system from 1976, recognized that major reform was set to continue into the twenty-first century. This has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Adult Education