Academic Success and Social Power: Examinations in Inequality

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This eye-opening study of Australian secondary education looks beyond clichés about excellence to analyze the scholarly ideal against which students have been judged. It uses strikingly original research to stimulate new thinking.

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Richard Teese is an associate professor in education and director of the Educational Outcomes Research Unit at the University of Melbourne. He directed the Educational Outcomes Survey in 1994–97. His previous books include The Colleges (with John Polesel, 1998) and Who Wins at School? (1995).

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“It is one of the most important books ever written about education in this country, and we ignore it at our peril.” —The Age

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