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ERIC Number: EJ795763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
The Era of Centralisation: The 1988 Education Reform Act and Its Consequences
Fisher, Trevor
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v50 n2 p255-261 2008
In a "FORUM" article published in 2005 (Volume 47, Nos 2 & 3, see EJ736851) Terry Wrigley argued that "Another school is possible". The article prompted Trevor Fisher to respond explaining why, in his view, the centralising thrust of the 1988 Education Reform Act, the shift in power relationships, the politicisation of education over the past two decades and politicians' rigid control over education policy and processes, make the reality of a radical alternative to the current regime increasingly difficult. The author charts developments since the 1988 Act and calls for a Royal Commission to undertake a root-and-branch investigation into the politicisation of education. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Wales)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Act 1944 (England); Education Reform Act 1988 (England)