chapter  4
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Effective Schools for Secondary Students

This chapter is based on brief extracts from Fifteen Thousand Hours (Rutter et al., 1979a) and an article which appeared in Concern, a regular journal of the National Children's Bureau. The article was written following a presentation made at the 1980 Annual Conference of the Bureau at the University of Bath. The Conference was quite a milestone in my research career. My fellow speakers included Jerome Bruner-who was returning to the United States after a few years at Oxford-and the distinguished American paediatrician T. Berry Brazleton. Outside of the conference we discussed Anglo-American differences in popular attitudes to schooling.