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Hu, Bo; West, Anne – Educational Studies, 2015
This paper investigates the implementation of education policy for migrant children in urban China. Historically, rural and urban residents in China were separated by the "hukou" system, and rural children were not allowed to attend urban schools. Since the relaxation of the "hukou" system in the early 1980s, large numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
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Lewis, Jane; Finnegan, Cathy; West, Anne – Educational Studies, 2011
This paper explores the development of children's centres in England between 2004 and 2008, focusing on the newly created centres that have been located on primary and nursery school sites. Using both an analysis of policy documents and interview data from three urban local authorities, we examine the use of premises and the differing priorities…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Elementary Schools, Nursery Schools, Urban Schools
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West, Anne; Ylonen, Annamari – Educational Studies, 2010
This paper explores the introduction of market-oriented reforms into school-based education in England and Finland. The contexts into which reforms were introduced differed, with a fully comprehensive system being in place in Finland but not in England; the motives were also different; and different trajectories have since been followed. Whilst…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Objectives, School Choice, Educational Change
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Pennell, Hazel; West, Anne – Educational Studies, 2009
This paper focuses on the role of parents in the planning and setting up of new secondary schools in the context of proposals to extend the right of parents in relation to new schools. The research focused on 15 parent campaigns that had recently taken place or were ongoing: seven aimed to obtain new schools and eight to prevent new schools being…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Role, Access to Information, Foreign Countries
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West, Anne; Currie, Peter – Educational Studies, 2008
This paper focuses on the long established diversity in the English education system--independent schools, grammar schools and religious schools--and in so doing explores tensions between education policy, politics and social justice. It explores the differential access to these different types of school, their social composition and implications…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Private Schools
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West, Anne; Hind, Audrey – Educational Studies, 2006
This study focuses on admissions criteria used for "comprehensive" secondary schools in London, UK. It was found that schools whose admissions were controlled by the local authority were more likely to report giving priority to children with medical/social needs and special educational needs than were schools that controlled their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Selective Admission, Secondary Schools, Educational Needs
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West, Anne; Pennell, Hazel – Educational Studies, 2000
Discusses the policy context of the examination results of secondary schools published by the quality daily national press in England. Addresses the published results, how they are used by parents making preferences for secondary schools, and the consequences of their publication. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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West, Anne; Noden, Philip; Edge, Ann; David, Miriam; Davies, Jackie – Educational Studies, 1998
Examines issues concerned with the process of choosing schools in the private and state sectors at the primary stage and at the time of transfer to secondary school. Finds that choices about schools are made at different times and in different ways by parents using the state and private sectors. (DSK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship