Call for cohesion

19th June 2009 at 01:00

Ethnic segregation in schools and neighbourhoods in England has neither a negative nor a positive effect on how pupils from different ethnic groups perform at school, according to new research from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, at Bristol University. Simon Burgess, the lead author, said the study of 1.6 million pupils added weight to the call to increase integration of different ethnic groups at school in order to increase the potential for improved social cohesion.

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