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Measuring Markets: Discussion
Introduction
This page provides a platform for dissemination and discussion about the analysis and outcomes of the project. Below are references to our work and links to conference papers, abstracts and working papers.
 

Most importantly of all, please feel to contact us about our work. Either use the Research Team page or feel free to email Chris Taylor
 

If you wish to find out more information about our project then please go to the Introduction
  • What's New?
  • Forthcoming
  • Our References
  • Working Papers
  • Conference Abstracts& Papers
  • Description
    Discussion
    Examples
    Links
    Research Team
     
    What's New?

    All of our recent Working Papers are now freely available in full, including charts and maps in colour. All you need is Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free to download

    Adobe Acrobat PDF: 

    Gorard, S. (2003) An explanatory model of the level of segregation in each LEA, Cardiff, Cardiff School of Social Sciences. View paper here.

    End of ESRC Award Report:
    You can access our ESRC End of Award Report here. This is probably the best summary of our activities to date. However, it is only a summary. Many of the working papers can actually be viewed from this website, otherwise a complete list of references, both in print and forthcoming, is given below.

    Recent conference presentations
    We presented the following papers at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, April 2002:

    Fitz, J., Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2002) Diversfying public education or creating a two-tier system? Lessons from England, presentation at AERA annual conference, New Orleans, April 2002. View paper here.

    Gorard, S., Fitz, J. and Taylor, C. (2002) Measuring markets: the impact of 12 years of school choice, presentation at AERA annual conference, New Orleans, April 2002. View paper here.

     


     

    Forthcoming

    Fitz, J., Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2002) School admissions after the School Standards and Framework Act: bringing the LEAs back in?, Oxford Review of Education, (forthcoming)

    Fitz, J., Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and White, P. (2002) Local education authorities and the regulation of educational markets: four case studies, Research Papers in Education (forthcoming)

    Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2002) What is segregation? A comparison of measures in terms of strong and weak compositional invariance, Sociology, 36 (forthcoming)

    Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2002) Diversity or hierarchy? The role of school allocation in maintaining equity, in Handbook of Educational Management, London: Pearson

    Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2002) Market forces and standards in education: a preliminary consideration, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 23, 1

    Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2002) Variations on a theme: the relationship between local school admission arrangements and segregation by poverty, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (forthcoming)

    Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2002) Does school choice lead to 'spirals of decline'?, Journal of Education Policy (forthcoming)

    Taylor, C. , Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2002) Market frustration: admission appeals in the UK education market, Education Management and Administration (submitted)
     

    Our References

    Gorard, S. (2001) In defence of local comprehensive schools: Part II, Forum , 43, 1, 34-36

    Gorard, S. (2001) International comparisons of school effectiveness: a second component of the 'crisis account'?, Comparative Education , 37, 3, 279-296

    Gorard, S., Fitz, J. and Taylor, C. (2001) School choice impacts: what do we know?, Educational Researcher, 30, 7, 18-23

    Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2001) Specialist schools in England: track record and future prospect, School Leadership and Management, 21, 4

    Taylor, C. (2001) Geography of the new education market, Aldershot: Ashgate

    Taylor, C. (2001) The geography of choice and diversity in the new secondary education market, Area (forthcoming)

    Taylor, C. (2001) Hierarchies and local markets: the geography of the lived marketplace in secondary education, Journal of Education Policy, 16, 3, 197-214

    Taylor, C. and Gorard, S. (2001) The role of residence in segregation: placing the impact of parental choice in perspective, Environment and Planning A, 33, 10, 1829-1852.

    Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2001) The modifiable areal unit problem: Segregation between school and levels of analysis, International Journal of Social Research Methods, (forthcoming)

    White, P., Gorard, S., Fitz, J. and Taylor, C. (2001) Regional and local differences in admission arrangements for schools, Oxford Review of Education, 27, 3, 317-337

    Gorard, S. (2000) Parents, children and school choice, pp. 121-139 in Stott, K. and Trafford, V. (Eds.) Partnerships: shaping the future of education, London: Middlesex University Press, ISBN 18 898253 28 5

    Gorard, S. (2000) Education and Social Justice, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, ISBN 0708316190, 242 pages

    Gorard, S. (2000) A reexamination of the effectiveness of school in Wales, pp. 127-148 in Daugherty, R., Phillips, R. and Rees, G. (Eds.) Education policy in Wales: Explorations in devolved governance, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, ISBN 0 70831632 8

    Gorard, S. (2000) Questioning the crisis account: a review of evidence for increasing polarisation in schools, Educational Research, 42, 3, 309-321

    Gorard, S. (2000) One of us cannot be wrong: the paradox of achievement gaps, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 21, 3, 391-400

    Gorard, S. (2000) An alternative account of boys’ ‘underachievement’ at school, Welsh Journal of Education, 10, 2, 4-14

    Gorard, S. (2000) 'Underachievement' is still an ugly word: reconsidering the relative effectiveness of schools in England and Wales, Journal of Education Policy, 15, 5, 559-573

    Gorard, S. (2000) For England see Wales: the distinctiveness and similarities of education in England and Wales, pp. 29-43 in Phillips, D. (Ed.) The education systems of the United Kingdom, Oxford: Symposium Books, ISBN 1 873927 73 8

    Gorard, S. (2000) Here we go again: a reply to 'What's in a number?' by Gibson and Asthana, Research Papers in Education, 15, 2, 155-162

    Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2000) Investigating the determinants of segregation between schools, Research Papers in Education , 15, 2, 115-132

    Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2000) Markets and stratification: A view from England and Wales, Educational Policy , 14, 3, 405-428

    Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2000) A re-examination of segregation indices in terms of compositional invariance, Social Research Update , 30, 1-4

    Gorard, S. (1999) 'Well. That about wraps it up for school choice research': a state of the art review, School Leadership and Management, 19, 18, 25-47

    Gorard, S. (1999) For England see Wales: the distinctiveness and similarities of education in England and Wales, Oxford Studies in Comparative Education, 9, 2, 29-44

    Gorard, S. (1999) Keeping a sense of proportion: the "politician's error" in analysing school outcomes, British Journal of Educational Studies, 47, 3, 235-246

    Gorard, S. (1999) Examining the paradox of achievement gaps, Social Research Update, 26, 1-4

    White, P. and Gorard, S. (1999) Ethnicity, attainment and progress: a cautionary note regarding percentages and percentage points, Research in Education , 62, 66-69

     


     
    Working Papers

    Gorard, S. & Taylor, C. (2001) Specialist schools in England: track record and future prospects, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Occasional Paper 44. View paper here (pdf file).

    Fitz, J., Taylor, C., Gorard, S. & White, P. (2001) Local Education Authorities and the regulation of educational markets: Four case studies, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Occasional Paper 41. View paper here (pdf file).

    Taylor, C., Gorard, S & Fitz, J. (2001) Segregation between schools and the levels of analysis: the modifiable areal unit problem, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 40. View paper here (pdf file).

    Taylor, C. & Gorard, S. (2001) 'Local schools for local children' and the role of residence in segregation, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 39. View paper here (pdf file).

    Gorard, S. & Taylor, C. (2001) A preliminary consideration of the impact of market forces on educational standards, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 38. View paper here (pdf file).

    Gorard, S. & Taylor, C. (2000) A comparison of segregation indices used for assessing the socio-economic composition of schools, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 37. View paper here (pdf file).

    Taylor, C., Gorard, S. & Fitz, J. (2000) Size matters: does school choice lead to 'spirals of decline'?, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 36. View paper here (pdf file).

    White, P., Gorard, S. & Fitz, J. (1999) An analysis of local school admissions arrangements, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 35. View paper here.

    Gorard, S. (1999) Questioning the crisis account: polarisation by stealth or by outcomes?, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 34. 

    Gorard, S. & Fitz, J. (1999) Do markets cause segregation?, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 33.

    White, P., Fitz, J. & Gorard, S. (1999) The new legislation on school admissions, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Working Paper 32. View paper here.

    For complete versions of these working papers please contact us stating which Working Paper you would like a copy of.
     


     
    Conference Abstracts & Papers

    Fitz, J., Taylor, C. and Gorard, S. (2002) Diversfying public education or creating a two-tier system?, presentation at AERA annual conference, New Orleans, April 2002 (accepted). View abstract here.

    Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2002) Measuring markets: the impact of 12 years of school choice, presentation at AERA annual conference, New Orleans, April 2002 (accepted).

    Taylor, C. and Gorard, S. (2001) The quality of education in Britain, presentation at Conference on the Quality of Welfare Services in Germany, Berlin, November 200. View paper here.

    Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2001) Examining segregation between schools, presentation at Cambridge Social Stratification Research Seminar 2001. View paper here.

    Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2001) Explaining segregation between schools, presentation at BERA Conference, Leeds, 8-10th September. View paper here.

    Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2001) Market frustration? Admission appeals in the UK education market, presentation at BERA Conference, Leeds, 8-10th September

    Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2001) Specialist schools in England: track record and future prospect, presentation at IPPR seminar, 11/6/01 London

    Taylor, C., Fitz, J. & Gorard, S. (2001) Market frustration? Admission appeals in the UK education market, AERA 2001, Seattle, USA, April 2001. View paper here.

    Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2000) Variations on a theme: the relationship between local school admission arrangements and segregation by poverty, presentation at Cambridge Social Stratification Research Seminar 2000

    Fitz, J. & Gorard, S. (2000) School choice and SES stratification of schools: New findings from England and Wales, AERA 2000, New Orleans, USA, May 2000. View paper here.

    Gorard, S., Fitz, J. Taylor,C. & White, P. (2000) School allocation procedures: an examination of local variations in policy and their impact, British Education Research Association 2000 (BERA), Cardiff University, September 2000. View abstract here

    Taylor, C. (2000) Hierarchies and 'local' markets: the geography of the lived market place in secondary education provision, British Education Research Association 2000 (BERA), Cardiff University, September 2000. View abstract here
     

     
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