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ERIC Number: EJ810411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
"The Middle School Cometh"...and Goeth: Alec Clegg and the Rise and Fall of the English Middle School
Crook, David
Education 3-13, v36 n2 p117-125 May 2008
This article identifies Alec Clegg as the leading figure behind the English middle-school movement from the late 1960s. It is argued that the rise of middle schools was sustained by Clegg's astute understanding, which he transmitted to other local education authorities, that the political imperative of comprehensive reorganisation need not necessarily be at odds with the educational interests of "middle years" children. The article supports the view of Gosden and Sharp in "The Development of an Education Service in the West Riding, 1889-1974" that the middle-school model "was probably the West Riding's single greatest contribution to national education in the post-war period". (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)