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ERIC Number: EJ1161433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
The "Patron Saint" of Comprehensive Education: An Interview with Clyde Chitty. Part One
Benn, Melissa; Martin, Jane
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v59 n3 p309-324 2017
FORUM invited Melissa Benn and Jane Martin to interview Clyde Chitty, a brilliant and effective classroom and university teacher, one of the most well-known advocates of comprehensive education, a long-standing member of FORUM's editorial board, and for two decades co-editor of the publication. It was Michael Armstrong who called him 'the patron saint of the movement for comprehensive education', in a card written to Clyde when he stepped away from regular duties with the FORUM board. In three 45-minute interviews, conducted at Clyde's home, Clyde shared reflections with us on a working life as a teacher-researcher who notably campaigned for the universal provision of comprehensive state education. In this article, which comprises Part One of the interviews (Part Two will appear in the spring 2018 number of FORUM), Clyde's unshakeable conviction that education has the power to enhance the lives of all is illustrated by plentiful examples from his work-life history.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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