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  The Vocational

  and Academic


Traditionally, higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) have been heavily divided, with limited movement of students between the two systems. Not only has there been minimal co-operation and integration between the two systems, but they tend...


  Access & Multiple


The Research Base is currently undertaking a series of country case studies on equitable access to quality education for school-aged children. These case studies focus in particular on equity in education for the most disadvantaged children, for whom the provision of quality education has the potential...

  Equity in


With the post-2015 focus on universal secondary education in a climate of tightly gripped purse strings, there is no neat solution to the question of how to drive increased enrolment levels. Universal access cannot be secured without reaching the most excluded children - those for whom multiple factors...

  Examining School


Whenever a new school reform or policy is announced, you can almost be certain that it will be followed by the strapline of increasing school choices for parents. When Theresa May announced her intention to end the ban on new grammar schools, it was followed by an emphasis on increasing parental choice...