Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Standards in English education: An enduring historical issue
Authors: Crook, D
Keywords: Standards;Education systems;England;Performance;Schools;Universities
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia/Sociedad Española de Educación Comparada
Citation: Revista Española de Educación Comparada [Spanish Journal of Comparative Education], 18, 61 - 88, 2011
Abstract: This article closely examines the development of education in England, taking special account of educational standards — of the official measurable kind, but also the perceived kind — in the various sectors of education. It argues that, today, and in the past, the ‘problems’ associated with education standards mostly relate to a ‘long tail’ of underperforming schools serving urban areas and attended by relatively underprivileged children. At the other end of the scale, it is suggested that England’s leading schools, both in the public and private sectors, remain the subject of admiration. The same remains true of England’s leading, and typically oldest, universities, which occupy a more privileged position than institutions chartered in the relatively recent past. The article presents a story of persistent unequal educational opportunities over time, which, worryingly, does not seem to be improving in the second decade of the twenty-first century.
Description: This article is available open access from the publisher’s website at the link below.
ISSN: 1137-8654
Appears in Collections:Education
Dept of Education Research Papers

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Notice.pdf41.99 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in BURA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.