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ERIC Number: EJ828207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Learning and Caring in the Age of the Five Outcomes
Adams, Paul
Education 3-13, v35 n3 p225-237 Aug 2007
At its heart "Every Child Matters: change for children" endeavours to engender an ethic of "care for" the client group. However, although its raison d'etre might well espouse such orientations, it has a certain level of internal ambiguity which if not considered might lead education to position subsequent operationalization in ways antithetical to the underpinning "Every Child Matters" (ECM) ethos. Similarly, external to ECM is the OfSTED inspection, which, although having undergone reorganization, further supports a standards-driven, performative orientation for contemporary primary education. This article argues that if the holistic ideals of ECM are to be realized then all those involved in education's response to ECM must consider how they are to operate within an ethic of "care for" children rather than "care about" standards and associated narrow definitions of teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom