The everyday classificatory practices of selective schooling: A fifty-year retrospective

Brine, J. (2006) The everyday classificatory practices of selective schooling: A fifty-year retrospective. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 16 (1). pp. 37-55. ISSN 1747-5066 Available from:

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Additional Information:This article, focused on the policy implementation and effect of the 1944 Education Act, is informed by the concept of lifelong learning and by an interest in the relationship between compulsory and post-compulsory education, and between education, employment and life-chances. It is based on life-history interviews and on documentary/archival policy text analysis. It explores classificatory practices within a highly stratified pre-comprehensive schooling system in Bristol. The paper draws on sociological studies of the 50s-60s, historical studies and contemporary understandings to theorise the finely differentiated classed, gendered and raced constructions of white working-class pupils. This work informed the design of a contemporary HEFCE-funded study into continued low-achievement in South Bristol (see outputs for Raphael Reed).
Uncontrolled Keywords:classificatory practices, selective schooling
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Education and Childhood
ID Code:5991
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:11
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