How New is New Labour? The Quasi-market and English Schools 1997 to 2001

@article{West2002HowNI,
  title={How New is New Labour? The Quasi-market and English Schools 1997 to 2001},
  author={Anne West and Hazel Pennell},
  journal={British Journal of Educational Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={50},
  pages={206 - 224}
}
  • A. West, H. Pennell
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Sociology
  • British Journal of Educational Studies
This paper focuses on the reforms made to the quasi-market in school-based education in England that occurred between May 1997 and May 2001. It discusses the changes that have taken place in relation to parental choice, admissions to schools, school diversity, fund-ing and examination ‘league tables’. The Labour Government can be seen as having embraced the quasi-market with a similar enthusiasm to that of its Conservative predecessors although it has tended to emphasise social inclusion as… 
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