NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED569988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-12
Pages: 174
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-78277-049-7
Whatever Happened to Extended Schools? The Story of an Ambitious Education Project
Martin, Doug
Trentham Books
At a time when the memory of Every Child Matters and Extended Schools is fading fast, when the policy agenda has returned with a vengeance to an exclusive concern with governance, choice, regulation, and performance, when the school seems more than ever to be viewed by government as primarily a business selling exam results--we should remember Extended Schools. And do more than remember: to reflect upon their experience, to assess the challenges they faced and what they achieved, and to consider how, someday, we might build on this experience to create education-in-its-broadest-sense and schools that are public spaces in the public domain and public resources--not only for children and parents, but for the whole community--genuinely public schools. This book, based on research undertaken in four schools and communities, has a vital role to play in such work of remembrance and reflection, giving a vivid insight into an ambitious education project and using that to build an imaginative portrayal of how an Extended School of the future might be. Appended are: (1) National policy publications and Extended Schools; and (2) Key developments in Extended Schools in the four communities. An index is included. [Foreword by Peter Moss.]
Trentham Books. Available from: IOE Press, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL, UK. Tel: +44-20-7612-6000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)