Levelling the playing field and promoting social mobility through education

Research Reviews
Author: Jonathan Doherty


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  4. Department for Education (2017) Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential. A Plan for improving social mobility through education. London: Department for Education.
  5. Education Endowment Foundation (2017) The Attainment Gap. London: What Works Centre for education.
  6. Education Policy Institute (2017) Closing the Gap? Trends in Educational Attainment and Disadvantage. London: Education Policy Institute.
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  15. Social Mobility Commission (2017) State of the Nation 2017. Social Mobility in Great Britain. London: SMC.
  16. Sutton Trust (2010) The Mobility Manifesto. Oxford: Sutton Trust.
  17. Sutton Trust/Carnegie Corporation (2016) Best in Class: The Summit Report. London: Sutton Trust/Carnegie Corporation.
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  20. Woodfield S, May S and van der Sluis H (2013) Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) progression agreements: An effective and sustainable approach for promoting the social mobility of vocational students? Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning15(2): 1466-6529.
  21. Parliament (2018) Life chances enquiry launched. Commons Select Committee. Available at: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news-parliament-2017/life-chances-launch-17-19/ (Accessed Thursday 10 January 2019).