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British Private Schools : Research on Policy and Practice - Geoffrey Walford

British Private Schools

Research on Policy and Practice

By: Geoffrey Walford (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th June 2003
ISBN: 9780713040487
Number Of Pages: 226

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British private schools are a continuing topic of fascination for many. In particular, the leading so-called public schools have long been subjected both to criticism for their elitism and praise for their academic success. Traditionally, Conservative governments have strongly supported the private sector through special funding such as the Assisted Places Scheme, while Labour governments have reduced the private sector's support from the state and threatened to abolish it. However, the present new Labour government has reversed Labour's former oppostion to private schools and sought co-operation between the two sectors. This has led to an increasing interest in the realities of the private schools; and this book brings together the best of recently conducted research on the various aspects of private schooling, through a series of specially commissioned, previously unpublished essays.

Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Historical Perspectives
From Labour to New Labour: Bridging the Divide between State and Private Schoolingp. 11
The Trades Union Congress and the Public Schools 1870-1970p. 31
Planning Enlightenment and Dignity: The Girls' Schools 1918-58p. 57
Intakes and Examination Results at State and Private Schoolsp. 77
Present-Day Private Schools
Teacher Sickness Absence in Independent Schoolsp. 107
Use and Ornament: Girls in Former Boys' Independent Schoolsp. 127
Independent Schools and Charitable Status: Legal Meaning, Taxation Advantages, and Potential Removalp. 144
Muslim Schools in Britainp. 158
School and University Choice
Parental Choice and Involvement: Private and State Schoolsp. 177
Economic Aspirations, Cultural Replication and Social Dilemmas--Interpreting Parental Choice of British Private Schoolsp. 194
Choice or Chance: The University Challenge How Schools Reproduce and Produce Social Capital in the Choice Processp. 208
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780713040487
ISBN-10: 0713040483
Series: Woburn Education Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 29th June 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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