Access and performance inequalities: Post-primary education in Northern Ireland

Vani Borooah, Colin Knox

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Abstract

Northern Ireland's schools system is undergoing a radical review. The first stage in this process is to reform the post-primary sector in response to the Education Minister's call to 'put pupils first' and raise the overall standard of educational performance. An excess of school places, reduction in public expenditure on education, and opportunities to examine segregated schooling have all hastened this reform. Drawing on data gathered by education bodies for the purposes of the review, this paper examines those factors which best explain education performance and highlights the social injustices in the existing system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-135
Number of pages25
JournalThe Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Access to education
  • Northern Ireland
  • Performance inequalities
  • Post-primary education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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