Choosing schools: explorations in post-primary school choice in an urban Irish working class community

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dc.contributor.author Cahill, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Hall, Kathy
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-15T10:46:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-15T10:46:39Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-21
dc.identifier.citation Cahill, K. and Hall, K. (2014) 'Choosing schools: explorations in post-primary school choice in an urban Irish working class community', Irish Educational Studies, 33(4), pp. 383-397. 10.1080/03323315.2014.978657 en
dc.identifier.volume 33 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 383 en
dc.identifier.endpage 397 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3961
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/03323315.2014.978657
dc.description.abstract This paper examines post-primary school choice processes in the urban Irish working-class community of Portown. Here, there is an awareness of hegemonic neoliberal ideals and how school choice becomes a significantly classed space characterised by market ideologies and structural inequality. This critical ethnography explored the world through participant observation, semi-structured interviews over a 3-year period. The data examined here are drawn specifically from investigations into school choice processes. It deploys identity theories as thinking tools to examine the classed nature of engagement with school choice markets. The findings delineate three distinct groups of choosers in this school community: passive transitioners, active choosers and second-schoolers. The findings of the study reveal the entwined and co-constructed nature of identity and social class as well as examining the role played by school choices and differential access to economic, cultural and social resources in these processes. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis, Routledge en
dc.rights © 2014 Educational Studies Association of Ireland. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Irish Educational Studies on 21/11/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03323315.2014.978657 en
dc.subject School choice en
dc.subject Social class en
dc.subject Neoliberalism and Irish education en
dc.subject Educational inequality en
dc.title Choosing schools: explorations in post-primary school choice in an urban Irish working class community en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Kevin Cahill, Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: k.cahill@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-05-13T07:02:32Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Educational Studies en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress k.cahill@ucc.ie en


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