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Local links, local knowledge: Choosing care settings and schools

Vincent, C; Braun, A; Ball, S; (2010) Local links, local knowledge: Choosing care settings and schools. British Educational Research Journal , 36 (2) pp. 279-298. 10.1080/01411920902919240. Green open access

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Abstract

This article draws on data from two recently completed Economic and Social Research Council funded projects in order to examine class differences and similarities in choice of school and choice of childcare. The authors argue that there is every reason to believe that in many circumstances, within its particular mechanisms and practices, choice produces specific and pervasive forms of inequity. The processes by which working-class parents in one study chose care settings and schools could be seen as less skilled, less informed, less careful than the decision making of many of the middle-class respondents. However, this is not an argument that the authors advance, noting instead that the practices and meanings of choice are subject to significant social, cultural and economic variations in terms of who gets to choose, who gets their choices, and what, how and why people choose when they are able to. The authors argue that there are alternative sets of priorities in play for the working-class respondents, involving attachments to the communal and the local. © 2010 British Educational Research Association.

Type: Article
Title: Local links, local knowledge: Choosing care settings and schools
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/01411920902919240
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1498316
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