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Retreat or Resolution?

Tackling the Crisis of Mass Higher Education

Peter Scott examines the development of mass higher education and calls for robust action to secure fair access at all levels and changes in the governance and management at both system and institutional levels to ensure more democratic accountability.

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The Alumni Way

Building Lifelong Value from Your University Investment

Reimagining the alumni-university relationship, Maria Gallo explores graduates’ alumni status as a gateway to immense professional and personal networks and opportunities.

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The Education Debate

This extensively updated fourth edition by the key author in the field will maintain its place as the most important text on education policy and makes essential reading for all students and anyone interested in education policy more generally.

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Ability, Inequality and Post-Pandemic Schools

Rethinking Contemporary Myths of Meritocracy

Alice Bradbury discusses how the meritocracy myth reinforces educational inequalities and analyses how the recent educational developments of datafication and neuroscience might challenge how we classify and label children as we rebuild a post-pandemic schooling system.

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Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education

Edited by Nicole Brown

Embedded in personal experiences, this collection explores ableism in academia. Through theoretical lenses including autobiography, autoethnography, embodiment, body work and emotional labour, contributors explore being ‘othered’ in academia and provide practical examples to develop inclusive universities and a less ableist environment.

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Great Mistakes in Education Policy

And How to Avoid Them in the Future

Situating the cases of England and Australia within broader global policy trends, this book critically analyses what has gone wrong with education policy. Drawing on wide-ranging research, the authors issue a fundamental challenge to current policy orthodoxies, and identify policy alternatives to make education both better and fairer.

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Poverty in Education Across the UK

A Comparative Analysis of Policy and Place

The nuanced interconnections of poverty and educational attainment across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are explored in this unique analysis. Experts investigate how different educational structures and policies affect teachers’ engagement with marginalised groups and consider how inequalities might be reduced.

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Resisting Neoliberalism in Education

Local, National and Transnational Perspectives

Edited by Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton

Neoliberalism is having a detrimental impact on wider social and ethical goals in the field of education. Using an international range of contexts, this book provides practical examples that demonstrate how neoliberalism can be challenged and changed at the local, national and transnational level.

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Human Rights and Equality in Education

Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

This interdisciplinary collection explores how a human rights perspective offers new insights and tools into the current obstacles to education. It examines the role of private actors, the need to hold states to account, the balance between religion, culture and education, girls’ right to education and the role of courts.

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Miseducation

Inequality, Education and the Working Classes

This book brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden’s pioneering Education and the Working Class from 1962 up to date for the 21st century and reveals what we can do to achieve a fairer education system.

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Education Systems and Inequalities

International comparisons

Education systems and inequalities compares different education systems and their impact on creating and sustaining social inequalities.

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The Success Paradox

Why We Need a Holistic Theory of Social Mobility

This timely book provides an alternative vision of social mobility and a route-map to achieving it. It examines how the term ‘social mobility’ structures what success means and the impact that has on society. It recasts the relationship with employers and covers progress in non-work areas of life.

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