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Urban schools: Performance, competition and collaboration

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Urban Education
EditorsWilliam T. Pink, George W. Noblit
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Pages1105-1122
Number of pages18
VolumeChapter 56
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)139781402051999
ISBN (Print)137981402051982
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameSpringer International Handbooks of Education
PublisherSpringer
Number6
Volume19

Abstract

This chapter briefly sets current educational policy on urban education in England in the context of policy developments over the past 25 years, highlighting certain continuities and disjunctures in the journey from Thatcherism to contemporary New Labour. (For a broader discussion of the history of education in the UK, see McCulloch, 2007.) It then examines approaches to urban education through a consideration of competition and collaboration as interlinked dimensions of the Department for Education and Skill’s (DfES’s) diversity policy. Discussion is illustrated by reference to specific programs tried or currently in operation.

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