Academic selection and Northern Ireland

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An overview of research and public policy debate on academic selection in Northern Ireland. The chapter examines the outcomes of the major investigation of the effects of the selective system of secondary education published in 2000, including a consideration of comparative evidence collected in Scotland. The paper outlines the debate which followed the publication of the Burns Report and presents the current state of play in policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEveryone's Future: Lessons from fifty years of Scottish comprehensive schooling
EditorsDaniel Murphy, Linda Croxford, Cathy Howieson, David Raffe
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTrentham Books
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781858566672
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2015


  • Education
  • Comprehensive
  • Secondary
  • Comparative


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