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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION: VOLUME 55 NUMBER 2 (2013)

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FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 55 Number 2, 2013, ISSN 0963-8253

SPECIAL ISSUE

Co-operative Education for a New Age?
Guest Editor: TOM WOODIN

CONTENTS

Tom Woodin & Michael Fielding. Editorial. Co-operative Education for a New Age? OPEN ACCESS

Henry Tam. Cooperative Problem-Solving and Education

Ruth Martin. Co-operative Problem-Solving at the RoyalDocksCommunitySchool

Wendy Drewery. Restorative Justice Practice: cooperative problem-solving in New Zealand’s schools

Anne Walker. Why Teach Cooperative Problem-Solving in Adult Education?

Sarah Jones. Co-operation: the antidote to isolated misery

Phil Arnold. Making Co-operative Ideas Work

Gail Davidge. Some ‘get it’ more than others: cultivating a co-operative ethos in uncertain times

Patrick Roach. Reasons to Co-operate: co-operative solutions for schools

Nigel Todd. The Wallsend Owenites

Keith Vernon. Co-operative Education and the State, c.1895-1935

Ander Delgado. Co-operatives, Democracy and Education: the Basque ikastolas in the 1960s and 1970s

GENERAL ARTICLES

Clyde Chitty. Caroline DeCamp Benn and the Comprehensive Education Movement

Jane Martin. Caroline DeCamp Benn and the Comprehensive Education Movement: the biographer’s tale

John Bolt. A Better Future for our Schools

Landmark Freedom of Information Victory for British Humanist Association OPEN ACCESS

BOOK REVIEW

Unleashing Greatness: getting the best from an academised system (Academies Commission), reviewed by Clyde Chitty

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Education

Education

FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION: VOLUME 55 NUMBER 1 (2013)

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FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 55 Number 1  2013     ISSN 0963-8253

SPECIAL ISSUE
THIS WAY OUT: teachers and pupils escaping from fixed-ability thinking and practice
Guest Editors: MARY JANE DRUMMOND & PATRICK YARKER

CONTENTS:

Mary Jane Drummond & Patrick Yarker. Editorial. The Enduring Problem of Fixed Ability: but is a new conversation beginning? OPEN ACCESS

Michael Armstrong. The Brian Simon Memorial Lecture 2012. Education as Reconstruction: another way of looking at primary education OPEN ACCESS

Rachel Marks. ‘The Blue Table Means You Don’t Have a Clue’: the persistence of fixed-ability thinking and practices in primary mathematics in English schools

Julian Stern. Surprise in Schools: Martin Buber and dialogic schooling

Terry Wrigley. Beyond ‘Ability’: some European alternatives

Gwen Tressider & Anne Watson. The Possibilities and Difficulties of Teaching Secondary Mathematics in All-attainment Groups

Holly Linklater. Teaching and the Individuality of Everybody

Lani Florian. Preparing Teachers to Work with Everybody: a curricular approach to the reform of teacher education

John Cornwall. What Makes an Inclusive Teacher? Can Fish Climb Trees? Mapping the European Agency Profile of Inclusive Teachers to the English System

Annabelle Dixon. Differentiation, Resistance and Courage: at work in the infant school

Mary Jane Drummond & Susan Hart, with Mandy Swann. An Alternative Approach to School Development: the children are the evidence, pages 121-132

Sally Tomlinson. From Defective Loafers to Ignorant Yobs: low attainers in a global knowledge economy

Jo Boaler. Ability and Mathematics: the mindset revolution that is reshaping education

Patrick Yarker. ‘Can I have me on here?’: ‘ability’ and the language of pupil-progress

Amy Milik & Mark Boylan. Valuing Choice as an Alternative to Fixed-ability Thinking and Teaching in Primary Mathematics

 

BOOK REVIEWS
Index for Inclusion: developing learning and participation in schools (Tony Booth & Mel Ainscow), and Education, Education, Education: reforming England’s schools (Andrew Adonis), reviewed by Clyde Chitty

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Education Crisis

FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION: VOLUME 54 NUMBER 3 (2012)

Just published online at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/54/issue54_3.asp

[Printed copies will be posted mid-December]

FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 54 Number 3  2012     ISSN 0963-8253

Michael Fielding. Editorial OPEN ACCESS

Peter Moss. Readiness, Partnership, a Meeting Place? Some Thoughts on the Possible Relationship between Early Childhood and Compulsory School Education

Robin Alexander. Neither National Nor a Curriculum?

Colin Richards. Omnishambles: reactions to the second year of Coalition education policies

Jon Berry. Teachers’ Professional Autonomy in England: are neo-liberal approaches incontestable?

Ron Glatter. Towards Whole System Improvement

John Morgan. The Political Economies of Radical Education

Bernard Barker. Grammar Schools: brief flowering of social mobility?

Jane Martin. London’s Jewish Communities and State Education

Catherine Burke. The Decorated School: past potency and present patronage

 

REVIEW SYMPOSIUM
Creating Learning Without Limits (Mandy Swann, Alison Peacock, Susan Hart & Mary Jane Drummond), introduced by Clyde Chitty, reviewed by Tony Booth and Colin Richards

BOOK REVIEWS

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: how testing and choice are undermining education (Diane Ravitch), reviewed by Clyde Chitty
Changing Schools: alternative ways to make a world of difference (Terry Wrigley, Pat Thomson & Bob Lingard, Eds), reviewed by Michael Fielding

 

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For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Clyde Chitty, 19 Beaconsfield Road, Bickley, BromleyBR1 2BL, United Kingdom (clydechitty379@btinternet.com).

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the journal articles on the website, please contact the publishers at info@symposium-books.co.uk

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

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Brian Simon

BRIAN SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2012

You are warmly invited to the

BRIAN SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2012

Education as Reconstruction: Another Way of Looking at Primary Education
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, University of London
Saturday 24th November 2012, 2.15 pm – 4.00 pm
FREE ADMISSION (no pre-registration, just turn up on the day)

Michael Armstrong was one of the co-authors of Children, Their World, Their Education, the final report of the The Cambridge Primary Review, and in particular of the chapters on the values and aims of primary education. In his lecture Michael will argue that the apparently triumphant standards agenda fails to recognise or to promote children’s distinctive powers of thought and action and is a betrayal of their intellectual needs and interests. He calls for a radically alternative approach to primary education, founded on the centrality of the imagination and he demonstrates the creativity that lies at the heart of learning by means of an extended example of one six-year-old child’s entry into the world of literature.

Michael began his long teaching career at Wandsworth Comprehensive School, London, in 1959. From 1964 to 1970 he was a research officer, first at the Institute of Community Studies, where he worked with Michael Young, with whom he wrote New Look at Comprehensive Schools (1964), and later at the Nuffield Foundation Resources for Learning Project, directed by Tim McMullen. He returned to the classroom in 1970 as a teacher at the radical Leicestershire Upper School, Countesthorpe College. In 1976 he left Countesthorpe in order to carry out research and to teach at Sherard Primary School in Melton Mowbray. During this time he wrote his first book, Closely Observed Children: the diary of a primary classroom. In 1981 he became headteacher of Harwell Primary School in Oxfordshire, where he remained until his retirement in 1999. Since 1986 he has also taught each summer on the MA summer programme of the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA, as a visiting Professor of English. Since his retirement from Harwell in 1999 he has continued to write, lecture and carry out research into children’s learning, both in England and in the USA where he still teaches every summer. His second book, Children Writing Stories was published in 2006 and a collection of essays entitled What Children Know: essays on children’s literary and visual art, came out in 2011. Michael joined the Editorial Board of FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education (www.wwwords.co.uk/FORUM) in 1964 and has been Chairperson of the Editorial Board since 1994.

 

An A4 ‘poster’ can be downloaded here.

 

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Education

FIXED ABILITY THINKING – CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS for a Special issue of FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education

Fixed Ability’ Thinking, and Ability-based Practices in English Schools

This Special Issue of FORUM (www.wwwords.co.uk/FORUM) will re-examine the enduring problem of ‘fixed-ability’ thinking, and ability-based practices in English schools. FORUM board members are increasingly concerned about the way the language of ‘ability’ pervades current thinking about teaching and learning, and the proliferation of divisive approaches to curriculum, assessment and the grouping of children and young people.

It is time to revisit and strengthen our professional understanding of the deep and lasting educational damage caused by ‘fixed-ability’ thinking and practices. We invite readers to contribute compelling accounts of alternative approaches to teaching and learning, free from determinist assumptions about ‘ability’ and from the belief that there are knowable and predictable limits to each child’s learning capacity.

We hope to publish this Special Issue as the first number of 2013, so ask that all final contributions (3000-6000 words) be received no later than 14 December 2012.

Those wishing to contribute should in the first instance contact Mary Jane Drummond: maryjdrummond@yahoo.co.uk

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Education Crisis

WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD? FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION – VOLUME 54 NO.1 2012

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FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 54 Number 1, 2012, ISSN 0963-8253

WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD?

Clyde Chitty. Editorial. What is the Way Forward?

Caught in the (Education) Act: tackling Michael Gove’s education revolution. Report on 19th November 2011 Conference

Clyde Chitty. A Divided Education System

Melissa Benn. Putting the Alternative Case: a twenty-first-century vision forEngland’s schools

Stephen Ball. Show Me the Money! Neoliberalism at Work in Education

Richard Hatcher. Gove’s Offensive and the Failure of Labour’s Response

Terry Parkin. Do We Need a Middle Tier in Education?

Bernard Barker.ComprehensiveSchools and the Future

Tim Brighouse. Decline and Fall: are state schools and universities on the point of collapse?

Susan Hallam. Streaming and Setting in UK Primary Schools: evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study

Brian Matthews. The Labour Party and the Need for Change: values, education and emotional literacy/intelligence

Clive Griggs. Privatisation in Education: further reflections

Lottie Hoare. Margaret Miles: the educational journey of a comprehensive school campaigner

Paul Dash.SecondaryModernSchool Education: an essay in subjugation and repression

Paul Pettinger. The Evidence Base on the Effects of Policy and Practice in Faith Schools

Theo Creber. The Intersection of Community, Culture and Learning Processes within the Setting of a Chinese Complementary School

BOOK REVIEWS
School Wars: the battle for Britain’s education (Melissa Benn), reviewed by Clive Griggs, Bernard Barker and Derek Gillard
Assessing Children’s Learning (Mary Jane Drummond), reviewed by Michael Armstrong
Education for the Inevitable: schooling when the oil runs out (Michael Bassey) reviewed by Colin Richards
Politics and the Primary Teacher (Peter Cunningham), reviewed by Derek Gillard
To Miss With Love (Katharine Birbalsingh), reviewed by Patrick Yarker

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For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Clyde Chitty, 19 Beaconsfield Road, Bickley, BromleyBR1 2BL, United Kingdom(clydechitty379@btinternet.com).

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the journal articles on the website, please contact the publishers at support@symposium-books.co.uk
 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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School Privatisation

FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION – VOLUME 53 NUMBER 1 (2011)

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FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 53 Number 1  2011     ISSN 0963-8253

SPECIAL ISSUE

A COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM: REAFFIRMATION AND RENEWAL 
Guest Editor: MICHAEL FIELDING

CONTENTS: 

Michael Fielding. Editorial. A Comprehensive Curriculum: reaffirmation and renewal

Clyde Chitty. A Massive Power Grab from Local Communities: the real significance of the 2010 White Paper and the 2011 Education Bill

John Elliott. The Seesaw Curriculum: it’s time that curriculum policy matured

Tony Booth. Curricula for the Common School: what shall we tell our children?

Mike Davies. Curriculum Lost: a festival of errors

Michael Armstrong. Introductory remarks to Robin Alexander’s Brian Simon Memorial Lecture

Robin Alexander. Legacies, Policies and Prospects: one year on from the Cambridge Primary Review OPEN [FREE] ACCESS

Gareth Pimley. Curriculum Autonomy through Curriculum Expertise

Michael Armstrong. Time and Narrative at Eight Years Old: an essay in interpretation

John Morgan. What is Radical in School Geography Today?

Alasdair Smith. Big Society? Better History? Or Same Old Nonsense? Drawing the Battle Lines for the Future of School History

Anne Watson. Mathematics and Comprehensive Ideals

Richard Pring. Can Education Compensate for Society?

Bernard Barker. Can Schools Change Society?

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LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (campus-wide access). If you are working within an institution that maintains a library, please urge your Librarian to take out a Library subscription so we can provide full access throughout your institution. Detailed information for libraries can be found at http://www.symposium-books.co.uk/downloads/SYM-BOOKS-Rate-List-2011.pdf

For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Clyde Chitty, 19 Beaconsfield Road, Bickley, Bromley BR1 2BL, United Kingdom(clydechitty379@btinternet.com).

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the journal articles on the website, please contact the publishers at info@symposium-books.co.uk

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

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The Island

FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION – VOLUME 52 NUMBER 3 (2010)

 

 

 

 

Just published online at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/52/issue52_3.asp

FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 52 Number 3 2010     ISSN 0963-8253

Clyde Chitty. Editorial. Lies, Exaggerations and Half-truths

Susanne Wiborg. Learning Lessons from the Swedish Model

Melissa Benn. A Comprehensive Response to the Coalition: how should we approach current government policies on education?

Stewart Ranson. From Partnership to Community Governance

John White. The Coalition and the Curriculum

Martin Allen. Education’s ‘Credibility Crunch’: the upper secondary years

Roz Stevens. Ever Reducing Democracy? A Comparative View of the Legislative Events Surrounding the Introduction of New-style Academies in 2010 and Grant-maintained Schools in 1988

Colin Richards. What Has Been, What Is and What Might Be: the relevance of the critical writings of Edmond Holmes to contemporary primary education policy and practice

Paul Dash. Theorising African Caribbean Absences in Multicultural Art Education

Alison Peacock. The Cambridge Primary Review: a voice for the future

Jane Turner. Primary Science: are there any good reasons to be cheerful?

Carl Parsons. Achieving Zero Permanent Exclusions from School, Social Justice and Economy

 

BOOK REVIEWS
The Pendulum Swings: transforming school reform (Bernard Barker), reviewed by Clyde Chitty
Susan Isaacs: a life freeing the minds of children (Philip Graham), reviewed by Mary Jane Drummond
The Staff Room (Marcus Orths), reviewed by Patrick Yarker

Access to the full texts of articles is restricted to those who have a Personal subscription, or those whose institution has a Library subscription. However, all articles become free-to-view 18 months after first publication.

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For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Clyde Chitty, 19 Beaconsfield Road, Bickley, Bromley BR1 2BL, United Kingdom (clydechitty379@btinternet.com).

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the journal articles on the website, please contact the publishers at support@symposium-books.co.uk

 

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Vote Clegg, get Brown!

Tory / Lib Dem Government announce Plans for Swedish style ‘Free Schools’

 From Alasdair Smith at the Anti Academies Alliance

 AAA website at: http://www.antiacademies.org.uk

 The new Tory / Lib Dem government has already announced that we will see Swedish style ‘Free Schools’ being opened.

They also intend to rush through legislation to allow ‘outstanding’ schools to become Academies.

The Swedish ‘Free Schools’ have recently received a lot of criticism. Swedish Trade unions, politicians and even the Swedish National Agency for Education have warned that we there are serious problems with the ‘Free School’ model.

It’s not too late for Liberal Democrat members and MPs to demand that these proposals are abandoned.

In every city and town we need to start to prepare to resist these proposals.

No privatisation, No cuts: Defend Comprehensive Education!  

New Anti Academies Alliance briefing on Swedish style ‘Free’ Schools: https://sites.google.com/a/antiacademies.org.uk/aaa/Home/international/sweden/thecaseagainstswedishstylefreeschools

Recent news articles on Swedish ‘Free’ schools, and the myth that they are successful:

https://sites.google.com/a/antiacademies.org.uk/aaa/Home/parliament/thecaseagainstfreeschools

An Appeal to Liberal Democrats

The following Appeal has been circulated to Liberal Democrat MPs, councillors and activists.

At your Spring Conference in 2009 you passed a motion which stated you would “restore strategic Local Authority oversight and commissioning” of Academies.

The Anti Academies Alliance welcomed this decision. It made your party the only party that recognised a key problem with Academies; that they are schools that are outside of local democratic control.

In our questionnaire to election candidates many of your candidates replied repeating this pledge.

As the discussions about the formation of a future government proceed, we appeal to you to stand by this pledge, and to take this historic opportunity to halt the academy programme and the break up of our comprehenisive education system.

It is also important that the Tories’ plans for further privatisation & deregulation are thwarted. Michael Gove’s plans for “new” schools along the lines of the ‘Swedish model’ must be shelved.

We urge every Lib Dem to contact their leadership to demand that a progressive education policy is not squandered in any coalition deal.

Alasdair Smith, National Secretary, Anti Academies Alliance

‘Free’ Schools – a “disaster for standards”

This was the comment made by Nick Clegg, just a week before becoming Deputy Prime Minister:

Biggest academy sponsor hit by fresh Ofsted ‘failure’

The country’s biggest academy sponsor has been plunged into fresh turmoil after it emerged that another of its schools has been judged “inadequate” by Ofsted.

Stockport Academy, sponsored by the United Learning Trust (ULT), has been told that it needs “significant improvement” to address poor standards.

It is the third ULT academy to be described as inadequate by inspectors in less than a year and is the latest in a line of significant setbacks for the sponsor.

Education Bill within weeks as Tories dig in

The move opens the door for a raft of new schools to be set up by parent groups, charities and local businesses as well as existing school providers, a policy not backed by the Liberal Democrats before the election. Legislation later this month will give all schools ranked outstanding by Ofsted the right to step out of local authority control immediately and become academies.

Heads warn National Challenge schools face job losses and budget cuts

England’s worst performing schools – those categorised under the National Challenge – face redundancies and budget crises from next spring, heads and unions have warned. Improvements to the “named and shamed” secondaries could stall when they lose vital cash during tough financial times in 2011, the school leaders have said. See: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6043684

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Forum for Promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education – Issue 51

Just published online at
http://www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/51/issue51_2.asp [printed copies will be posted at the end of June]
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 51 Number 2 2009     ISSN 0963-8253

 

Clyde Chitty. Editorial. A Game of Snakes and Ladders

Susanne Wiborg. The Enduring Nature of Egalitarian Education in Scandinavia: an English perspective

Anna Traianou. The Uncertain Character of Recent Educational Reform in Greece

Derek Gillard. Short and Fraught: the history of primary education in England

Michael Armstrong. Playful Words: the educational significance of children’s linguistic and literary play

Patrick Yarker. Happy Fiasco! The National Curriculum Tests of 2008, and After

Richard Pring. Education Cannot Compensate for Society: reflections on the Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education and Training

Richard Harris. Southampton: a case study on why Academies are not the answer

Clyde Chitty. Opposition Education Policies

Chris Searle. Mandela, Manchester: a response to establishment pessimism

Emma Snowden. Enjoy and Achieve: finding opportunities to action the Every Child Matters framework to provide opportunities for children and adults to work collaboratively on an outdoor learning project

Clive Griggs. The Switch to Private Pension Plans for Teachers, 1982-2002: a case of freedom of choice or financial scandal?

Clyde Chitty. Initial Teacher Training or Education? ITT or ITE?

BOOK REVIEW
The Professionals: better teachers, better schools (Phil Revell), reviewed by Derek Gillard

 

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