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Student movement and schools - what are the issues?

Ally Bull and Jane Gilbert

This report looks at the impact of student mobility on both students and schools. It is part of a wider project on the effects of mobility on communities.

This is the second phase of the study and backs up the preliminary findings, released in late 2005, which found no statistically significant differences between the students who moved frequently and those who were less mobile. The researchers argue that student mobility is a problem for schools because of schools’ view of themselves as a family. When students leave and new ones arrive, the school family’s sense of cohesion is upset.

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Research report
Funded by the Centre for Research, Evaluation, and Social Assessment
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Ally Bull
Jane Gilbert
Magdalene Lin