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ERIC Number: EJ1077617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Why Bringing Back Grammar Schools Is Not Proving a Popular Idea: Two Successes for the Comprehensive Argument in Recent Student Union Debates
Benn, Melissa
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v57 n3 p333-336 2015
As moves grow once more to expand selective education in the United Kingdom, this is a short report of two lively and well-attended debates at the universities of Manchester and Cambridge in the early part of 2015. Both debates were resoundingly won by those arguing against a return to a divisive system based on the 11+. Instead, audiences accepted arguments that what is needed now is consolidation of the comprehensive system drawing on the extensive work, and many successes, of the past fifty years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Cambridge); United Kingdom (Manchester)
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