ERIC Number: EJ719302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: 24
Going for Specialist School Status: Perspectives from a Front Line Head of Department
Sinkinson, Anne J.
School Leadership and Management, v25 n2 p191-208 Apr 2005
The expansion of Specialist Subject Schools (SSS) will cost taxpayers 113 million British pounds in start-up costs in the next three years, taking the annual cost of the programme to 373 million British pounds (Times Educational Supplement [TES], 2003 ). This paper adopts a case study approach, examining the processes, outcomes and implications of the bidding period and the first year of being a Specialist Subject School, from the perspective of the head of the major department involved. Whilst immediate outcomes are undoubtedly positive for all involved, serious issues are revealed concerning sustainability.
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Specialization, Nontraditional Education, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Faculty Development, School Administration, Department Heads, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom