- September 2000 · 224pages · 216x138mm
- ·Hardback - 9780708316191
- · eBook - pdf - 9781417508471
Based around original proportionate analyses of national datasets of all students in all schools in England and Wales, this work challenges the common picture of British education in “crisis”, and suggests that there is no substantial evidence of regional underperformance or injustice. The author provides a reappraisal of the issues of quality and justice in British education and comes to the conclusion that there is much to be lauded about the standard of education in Britain, which is, in turn, leading to greater social justice.
"...highly important and a significant contribution to educational reserach...al fascinating stuff." Times Education Supplement " In this lovely book Stephen Gorard exposes much of that bad research and illuminates the way in which it receives prominence...He writes engagingly and accessibly and his exegesis makes for a good, if disturbing, read...a very important book." British Educational Research Journal