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School admissions and accountability : Planning, choice or chance?.

Author: Mike Feintuck; Roz Stevens
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2013.
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Providing integrated coverage of the policy, practice and outcomes from 1944 to 2012, this book addresses the issues relevant to school admissions arising from three different approaches adopted in this period: planning via local authorities, quasi-market mechanisms, and random allocation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Feintuck, Mike.
School admissions and accountability : Planning, choice or chance?
Bristol : The Policy Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Feintuck; Roz Stevens
ISBN: 9781447306245 1447306244
OCLC Number: 827208786
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: School admissions andaccountability; Contents; List of statutes; List of cases; List of abbreviations; Notes on authors; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. The admissions question; 1.1Introduction; 1.2Purposes, priorities and expectations for schooling and admissions; 1.3Constitutional and legal perspectives; 1.4The key lines of argument; 2. The changing policy context; 2.1A framework of analysis; 2.2The role and limits of the law; 2.3The rise and fall of consensus?; 2.4'Half way there'; 2.5The 1988 Education Reform Act: towards choice and diversity. 2.6Special educational needs in the admissions context2.7New Labour, new era?; 2.8The 2010 Coalition --
more of the same?; 2.9Conclusions; 3. The rise and fall of the planning model; 3.1The 1944 settlement: the backdrop; 3.2Judicial, legislative and constitutional perspectives; 3.3The constitutional nature of educational change, 1979-88; 4. Admissions in a quasi-market system: policy development 1988 to 2012; 4.1Introduction; 4.2A paradigm shift: legislating for choice and diversity; 4.3New Labour: continuity and extension; 4.4The Coalition: policy acceleration, 2010-12. 4.5Governance by contract4.6The 2011 Education Act and the 2012 School Admissions Code; 4.7Conclusion; 5. The realities of choice and accountability in the quasi-market; 5.1Introducing the practical realities of choice; 5.2The admission questions post-1988; 5.3The law, the courts and parental preference; 5.4Is there any choice about choice?; 5.5Some conclusions on admissions in the quasi-market; 6. Admissions by lottery; 6.1Introduction; 6.2Admissions lotteries in practice; 6.3Lotteries, justice and democracy; 6.4'A frightening new experiment in social engineering'? 6.5Conclusions --
on randomness and reason ... 7. Conclusions; 7.1Reviewing the realities; 7.2From choice to chance?; 7.3Values, institutions and accountability; 7.4Law and its limits; 7.5A last word; References; Index.

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Mike Feintuck is Professor of Law at the University of Hull. He is the author of Accountability and Choice in Schooling, The Public Interest in Regulation and Media Regulation, Public Interest and Read more...

 
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