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Increasing school choice: sustainability paradox

Kelleher, Luke and Smyth, Austin (2008) Increasing school choice: sustainability paradox. In: Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, 13 - 17 Jan 2008, Washington DC.

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Abstract

The UK government wants school travel to be safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly-with more pupils walking and cycling. In addition in 2005, it published the 14-19 Education and Skills White Paper. One of the key aims of the paper was to improve school choice for all pupils. This is to be achieved by giving more choice to disadvantaged children; and promoting fair admissions in order to give parents access to a wider range of schools. Allowing parents to look further than their local catchment area school is likely to result in greater numbers of children traveling longer distances. Therefore, as this paper illustrates, if school choice is really to be open to all, school transport must be included as part of the tool kit promoting choice and targeted at those who need it most.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
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Deposited On:16 Apr 2009 12:45
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