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      New Labour and educational disadvantage: the limits of area-based initiatives

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      London Review of Education
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            Since coming to power in 1997, New Labour has adopted area-based initiatives (ABIs) as a key strategy to combat economic, social and (especially) educational disadvantage. This paper briefly outlines the history of ABIs within the UK and explores the discontinuities and continuities between recent initiatives and their earlier counterparts. It argues that while New Labour's ABIs incorporate distinctive, new characteristics, they are largely based on the same assumptions which underpinned previous ABIs. The limits of these models, and the somewhat patchy track record of ABIs, raise serious questions about their efficacy and the restricted policy repertoire of the UK State.

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            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 July 2005
            : 3
            : 2
            : 101-116
            Article
            1474-8460(20050701)3:2L.101;1- s1.phd /ioep/clre/2005/00000003/00000002/art00001
            10.1080/14748460500163864
            daf6855f-fa8f-42ac-8967-923c397324cf
            Copyright @ 2005
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education

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