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Hierarchies and 'Local' Markets: the Geography of the 'Lived' Market Place in Secondary Education Provision

Taylor, Christopher Matthew ORCID: 2001. Hierarchies and 'Local' Markets: the Geography of the 'Lived' Market Place in Secondary Education Provision. Journal of Education Policy 16 (3) , pp. 197-214. 10.1080/02680930110041024

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While not providing a social class analysis of market competition this paper aims to build upon such work by introducing other factors that appear to be present in the education market place. In this paper market competition is considered along two broad dimensions. The first examines educational markets as spatial phenomenon. In the second an empirical study of competition and markets in action is undertaken based on one year's transfer of pupils to secondary schools across six LEAs, each with different geographies. The study proposes three key ways in which competition between schools can be classified. It also suggests that the education market place is, generally, hierarchical, and that the position of schools within these hierarchies is largely associated with their relative examination performances. The paper concludes by suggesting that the concept and the subsequent identification of the ‘local’ markets is necessary before addressing issues such as the impact on school rolls and potential social segregation of intakes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0268-0939
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 09:24

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