ERIC Number: ED423589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Freeing Education: Steps towards Real Choice and Diversity in Schools.
Carnie, Fiona, Ed.; Large, Martin, Ed.; Tasker, Mary, Ed.
Has the revolution in British education over the past 15 years brought about greater educational freedom? Have parents gained freedom of choice under the neo-market system? Or has state influence over curriculum and instruction increased so much that choice and diversity have become a chimera? This collection of colloquium papers tries to answer these questions. Part I, "The Case for Freeing Schools," contains five papers: "Role of the State in Education" (Richard Pring); "Diversity, Choice and Excellence: Beyond the Comprehensive School" (David H. Hargreaves); "Choice as a Vehicle for Revitalisation of America's Inner City Schools" (Robert Peterkin); "Financing Free Education" (Rudolf Mees); and "Educational Freedom Across Europe" (Fiona Carnie). Part II, "How To Build More Diversity and Real Choice in Education," has five papers: "Third Sector Alliance: Schools That Want To Join the State System" (Colin Hodges); "'Opting in' under the 1993 Education Act: A Case Study of Oak Hill School, Bristol" (Ruth Deakin); "Steiner Schools in Ireland - A Case Study of Opting in" (Paddy McEvoy); "Muslim Schools in England and Wales" (Ibrahim Hewitt), and "Denationalising the Curriculum: From Bureaucratic Monolith to Safety Net" (James Tooley). Part III, "Education for Environmental Sustainability," contains two papers: "Education for Sustainability" (Crispin Tickell) and "Education in Partnership with Nature" (Andreas Suchantke). (Contains six appendices; each paper contains references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Marketing, Nontraditional Education, Partnerships in Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Choice, State School District Relationship
Anthroposophic Press, Lindisfaine Books, 3390 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534; Tel: 518-851-2054.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)