Education PolicyEvidence of Equity and Effectiveness

Education PolicyEvidence of Equity and Effectiveness

Stephen Gorard

Print publication date: 2019

ISBN: 9781447342144

Publisher: Policy Press

Abstract

What has been done to achieve fairer and more efficient education systems, and what more can be done in the future? This book provides a comprehensive examination of crucial policy areas for education, such as differential outcomes, the poverty gradient, and the allocation of resources to education, to identify likely causes of educational disadvantage among students and lifelong learners. This analysis is supported by 20 years of extensive research, based in the home countries of the UK and on work in all EU 28 countries, USA, Pakistan, and Japan. The book brings invaluable insights into the underlying problems within education policy, and proposes practical solutions for a brighter future.