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Ethnicity, class and aspirationUnderstanding London's new East End$
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Tim Butler

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426512

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.001.0001

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The limits to parental decision making under conditions of constrained choice

The limits to parental decision making under conditions of constrained choice

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(p.146) (p.147) Six The limits to parental decision making under conditions of constrained choice
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Ethnicity, class and aspiration
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Tim Butler

Chris Hamnett

Sadiq Mir

Mark Ramsden

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0006

This chapter considers the limits to choice and the highly constrained nature of parental decision making in East London, England, during the period from the 1970s to 2000s. It describes the policy context and the way in which both Labour and the Conservatives have played up choice. The chapter shows that some popular schools are only able to offer places to pupils living very nearby, whereas the less-popular schools are allocated pupils from a much wider area. It also examines what parents look for in a good school.

Keywords:   choice, parental decision making, East London, England, political parties, good school

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