ERIC Number: EJ783795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 3
Academies: A Breakthrough or Yet More Spin?
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v50 n1 p41-47 2008
In this article the General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers outlines the reasons why the Union opposes Academies, and gives an overview of the changes in the relationship between local authorities and Academies. The NUT recognises that the change of government presents an opportunity for a change of direction and welcomes reports that a study has been commissioned. An analysis of recent evidence on Academies, including that of the influential House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, is followed by the NUT's views of the what the next steps should be on Academies and on supporting schools in challenging circumstances.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Politics of Education, Diversity (Institutional), Nontraditional Education, School Choice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)