Private Education: Tradition and Diversity

Private Education: Tradition and Diversity

by Geoffrey Walford
     
 

Private schools are central to the reproduction of social inequality. For example, whilst in the UK providing only about seven per cent of the school population, about half of the undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge still come from the private sector.

Private schools have long been associated with privilege and elitism. While this traditional elitist aspect

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Overview

Private schools are central to the reproduction of social inequality. For example, whilst in the UK providing only about seven per cent of the school population, about half of the undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge still come from the private sector.

Private schools have long been associated with privilege and elitism. While this traditional elitist aspect to the private sector is still central, the private school sector is actually far more diverse that is usually acknowledged. It now includes many small schools and faith-based schools that may not offer the traditional advantages of the private sector but which provide a particular environment deemed desirable by parents.

In spite of their educational and social importance, there has been very little academic research and writing on private schools. The proposed book will be the culmination of Professor Walford's research into private schools over the past twenty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826485991
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

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Meet the Author

Geoffrey Walford is Professor of Education Policy and a Fellow of Green College at Oxford University. He is the author of over 100 academic articles and books, and the Editor of the Oxford Review of Education.

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