Presentation on the outworkings of the selective system of secondary education in Northern Ireland and a commentary on themes emerging on the conference held to mark the 50th anniversary of comprehensive schooling in Scotland. The two main challenges identified were: (1) how to deal with the consequence that not all children arrive in school with the same experiences or support, that is, dealing with the consequences of social disadvantage; and (2) not all post-school outcomes are seen to have the same value, so post-compulsory schooling risks becoming a selective mechanism for entry to more desirable outcomes
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Oct 2015|
|Event||What have we learned from fifty years of Scottish comprehensive schooling? - Moral House School of Education, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 Nov 2015 → 27 Nov 2015
|Conference||What have we learned from fifty years of Scottish comprehensive schooling?|
|Period||27/11/2015 → 27/11/2015|
Bibliographical noteListed in conference programme as 'Reflections on the Scottish experience and its challenges'