The Economics of Schooling in a Divided Society: The Case for Shared Education (Hardback)
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The Economics of Schooling in a Divided Society: The Case for Shared Education (Hardback)

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Hardback 190 Pages / Published: 28/05/2015
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Countries that have suffered ethnic or religious conflict and become segregated societies reflect these divisions in education provision for their children. Northern Ireland is a case study in point where a parallel system of schools offers education in Catholic maintained schools and Protestant (de facto) controlled schools. While school segregation is the most obvious manifestation of Northern Ireland's fractured society, there are more important issues of 'educational inequality' with respect to schools and pupils. This book analyses three issues in some detail: segregation, educational performance and inequality in educational outcomes between schools and between pupils from deprived and affluent family backgrounds. Thus far public policies to tackle these issues have been met with limited success. The authors consider an alternative approach, which they term 'shared education', the aim of which is to improve school performance and, in so doing, to dismantle some of the barriers between maintained and controlled schools.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137461865
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


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"A slim but useful volume examining potential efficacy of changes in the institutional structure of schooling in Northern Ireland ... . There is much in this book that gives food for thought about reducing inequality of opportunity. The authors enrich their work by citing and evaluating a wide range of literature on the place of schooling in society. ... Those that are interested in education, especially in societies blighted by the politics of identity, would find this book worth reading." (Shanti P. Chakravarty, Journal of Economics Library, Vol. 2 (4), December, 2015)

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