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Education PolicyEvidence of Equity and Effectiveness$
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Stephen Gorard

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447342144

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447342144.001.0001

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Where now for equity and effectiveness policy?

Where now for equity and effectiveness policy?

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(p.205) Thirteen Where now for equity and effectiveness policy?
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Education Policy
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Stephen Gorard

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447342144.003.0013

This chapter considers solutions for a more effective education policy. Education mostly appears to reflect society, which suggests that the root cause of inequality is at least partly not educational. Education policy cannot be expected to solve issues such as child poverty alone, in the short term, or even at all. This means that education policy has to be humbler, but it still has important roles to play — in ensuring that inequalities are not worsened by the education system, and by promoting structures and interventions that can ‘compensate for society’, to some extent. In this light, this chapter provides examples of specific policy proposals, considers where policy-makers have erred, and shows how policy can work with research.

Keywords:   education, education policy, inequality, research, education system, policy proposals, policy-makers

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