ERIC Number: EJ828206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
"Every Child Matters": "Tinkering" or "Reforming"--An Analysis of the Development of the Children Act (2004) from an Educational Perspective
Roche, Jeremy; Tucker, Stanley A.
Education 3-13, v35 n3 p213-223 Aug 2007
This article presents an analysis of the factors shaping implementation of the Children Act (2004). Specific attention is given to examining the reoccurring themes and debates generated through a number of child abuse inquiries. A connection is made between these themes and debates and the emergence of the "Every Child Matters" agenda. The implications of the Act are considered from an educational policy and practice perspective. Three specific areas of development concerned with multidisciplinary work, workforce reform and "extended schools" are considered, demonstrating how aspects of the "Every Child Matters" agenda appear to be unfolding in practice.
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Social Services, Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Role of Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ancillary School Services, Child Health, Child Safety, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom