Can Schools Change Society?'

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 53 Number 1 (2011)

Can Schools Change Society?'
BERNARD BARKER pages 163-172
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2011.53.1.163


This article reviews the extent to which effectiveness strategies have compensated for social disadvantage, explores the reasons offered over time for the association between disadvantage and less good student outcomes, and argues that contemporary optimism and pessimism about change and progress relate to a neo-liberal paradigm that has little to say about children's learning and even less about the slow evolution of mind and society.

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BERNARD BARKER (2011) Can Schools Change Society?', FORUM, 53(1), 163-172.

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