Posts Tagged ‘social mobility’

Education Sat 18 Jun

Beware of attempts to undermine Feinstein’s graph

Agreement over education policy may be rare, but the need to address persistent gaps in attainment, and vastly differing life chances, between children from different backgrounds has attracted significant all party attention. The remedies may be disputed but no one would now seriously question the need to eradicate what is undeniably a scar on British […]

Education Thu 3 Mar

Children not disadvantaged by comprehensive education

Interesting new study here , published in the¬† British Journal of Sociology . It is based on the fifty year long National Child Development Study, and paints a very different picture about the success of comprehensive education than the one we usually see. Authors Vikki¬† Boliver and Adam Swift take head on the frequently made […]