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Mike Feintuck and Roz Stephens

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306238

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306238.001.0001

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The realities of choice and accountability in the quasi-market

The realities of choice and accountability in the quasi-market

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(p.104) (p.105) Five The realities of choice and accountability in the quasi-market
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School admissions and accountability
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Mike Feintuck

Roz Stevens

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306238.003.0005

The focus here is on the outcomes of school admissions processes within the quasi-market. It considers how parents and pupils have experienced, and how schools and local authorities have reacted to, the realities of choice in admissions, the impact on social inequality, and the responses found in the relevant legal and administrative processes when parental preference has come into conflict with school admissions practice. Accountability in the exercise of decision-making power remains a central theme.

Keywords:   school admissions, quasi-market, choice, social inequality, accountability, legal responses

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