Resisting educational inequity and the ‘bracketing out’ of disadvantage in contemporary schooling

Riddle, Stewart ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1653-1300 (2018) Resisting educational inequity and the ‘bracketing out’ of disadvantage in contemporary schooling. In: Resisting educational inequality: reframing policy and practice in schools serving vulnerable communities. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Milton park, United Kinddom, pp. 17-30. ISBN 978-1-138-08930-3

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Abstract

In this chapter, data from Australia’s National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), the My School website and the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) are considered together in order to draw out a nuanced view of how broader factors of social disadvantage are implicated in educational outcomes measured via standardised testing regimes. Of particular concern is the bracketing out (Sellar & Lingard, 2014) of social, economic and educational disadvantage, which allows policy makers, education commentators and school leaders to make claims about students, teachers and schools (Thompson & Mockler, 2016) that are decontextualised and overly simplified.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 04:36
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 03:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: education policy, disadvantage, schooling, equity
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390399 Education systems not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34317

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