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ERIC Number: ED423589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 213
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-869890-825
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)
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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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)