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The recent Labour executive places schooling, schooling, schooling on the middle of its time table yet is it doing sufficient to wrestle academic disadvantage?Combating academic drawback units the dialogue of academic drawback in the socio-political context of the Eighties and Nineties, with its marketplace philosophy in schooling and brings jointly the contributions of top writers and researchers of foreign status.
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Dispersal policies proved impossible to sustain and residential segregation, as minorities clustered in particular areas, ensured that schools in those areas became ‘high minority’. Debates during the 1970s centred on the undesirability of ghetto schools (Dhondy, 1974; Rex and Tomlinson, 1979) and overt white parental rejection of schools attended by ethnic minority students was officially frowned upon. However, during the early 1980s further evidence demonstrated that middle and working-class parents felt a stigma at having their children educated alongside minority children (Richards, 1983; Lane, 1988) and in the later 1980s white parental antagonisms to ethnically mixed schools were given media publicity, encouraged by a year-long dispute in Dewsbury, where twenty-two parents refused to send their children to a school attended by pupils of predominantly Asian origins and educated their children separately until they were allocated to another school (Naylor, 1989; Tomlinson, 1990a, p.
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