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By Ron Glatter

ISBN-10: 0203985613

ISBN-13: 9780203985618

ISBN-10: 0415139783

ISBN-13: 9780415139786

This quantity offers a distinct perception into present realizing of more than a few matters valuable to any research and overview of market-like platforms in education, together with: * variety and hierarchy among faculties * Parental standards for selecting faculties * The differential impression on advantaged and deprived households * nationwide and overseas adaptations in academic guidelines * ideas and practices touching on tuition admissions Implications for destiny study and for academic coverage are highlighted and the ultimate bankruptcy presents an outline of key subject matters and concerns. This publication will curiosity all these thinking about academic coverage, researchers, scholars, headteachers and different senior managers in faculties.

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All three schools (located in the lower middle of the academic league table for Greenvale LEA) continue to be broadly similar in character, reputation, status and popularity, offering a comprehensive education to a wide ability range of pupils. DO PARENTS WANT DIVERSITY? One of the PASCI study’s methods of investigation consists of annual surveys of parents in each of the case study areas. Three surveys were conducted in each year from 1993 to 1995. The survey population was made up of all parents with a child transferring to secondary schooling in the survey year.

At Newcrest, school managers, having secured money under the Technology Schools Initiative, used the additional funds to facilitate a differentiation strategy around technology. The school’s name was changed, a school uniform introduced and technology brought into all curricular areas, with in-service training for staff. In introducing a type of curricular diversity into Northern Heights, Newcrest aims to attract more middle-class parents and thereby increase its intake of above average ability pupils.

The development of this conceptualisation of parental concerns is continuing as analysis of the PASCI data progresses. 8 It should not be assumed, however, that any school’s ‘caring’ and academic policies are necessarily antithetical: they may take different forms and be combined in varying, mutually beneficial ways. REFERENCES Abercrombie, N. Abercrombie (eds) The Authority of the Consumer, London: Routledge. A. and Glatter, R. (1996a) ‘Scanning the market: school strategies for discovering parental perspectives’, Educational Management and Administration 24(2): 125–138.

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