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Ethnic Segregation Between Schools

Is It Increasing or Decreasing in England?

By Richard Harris and Ron Johnston

Published

13 May 2020

Page count

222 pages

ISBN

978-1529204780

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

13 May 2020

Page count

222 pages

ISBN

978-1529204803

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

13 May 2020

Page count

222 pages

ISBN

978-1529204803

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Ethnic Segregation Between Schools

There is an enduring belief amongst some that segregation is worsening and undermining social cohesion, and that this is especially visible in the growing divides between the schools in which our children are educated.

This book uses up-to-date evidence to interrogate some of the controversial claims made by the 2016 Casey Review, providing an analysis of contemporary patterns of ethnic, residential and social segregation, and looking at the ways that these changing geographies interact with each other.

“Challenges myths and interrogates assumptions, with a refreshing integration of analyses of school, neighbourhood and socio-economic segregation. Essential reading for those seeking to answer one of the most pertinent questions facing society today.” Gemma Catney, Queen’s University Belfast

“Uses school enrolment data to show that English state schools are becoming more, not less, diverse in terms of ethnic segregation.” Tim Butler, King's College London

Richard Harris is Professor of Quantitative Social Geography at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Ron Johnston OBE (1937-2020) was a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences.

Ethnic Segregation in England: Discourse and Debate

The Changing Ethnic Composition of the School- Age Population

Measures of Segregation and Diversity Across Local Authorities

How Concentrated Are Ethnic Groups in Schools?

Does School Choice Add to Residential Ethnic Segregation?

Do Socio- Economic Separations Add to Ethnic Segregation?

Conclusion: Ethnic Segregation Is Not Increasing