ERIC Number: EJ1049080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
The Co-Operative: Good with Schools?
Management in Education, v29 n1 p14-19 Jan 2015
The article is a summary of a small-scale research project which considers the formation of Co-operative Trust Schools. This was carried out in 2013 at a time when the number of schools becoming Academies and Trust Schools through the Co-operative College was burgeoning. Through questionnaire, interview, documentary analysis and exploration of websites, the research has sought to build up a picture of this Movement. A number of emergent issues are identified. These include the nature of new spaces for schools to form networks which provide a half-way house between the much tighter academy chains and the individual stand-alone academies and trust schools and the 'places' within the governance landscape within which they can do this. Perhaps the most challenging is the sometimes tenuous link between the value-centric Co-operative Movement and the values declared by these academies. It is suggested that the development of these academies with a connection with Co-operativism is more an association than a movement.
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Interviews, Content Analysis, Web Sites, Governance, Educational Development, Consortia, Educational Change, Network Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Operations Research, School Effectiveness, School Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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