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ERIC Number: EJ833518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
The Impact of "The Way Ahead" on Headteachers of Anglican Voluntary-Aided Secondary Schools
Street, Roger William
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v28 n2 p137-150 Aug 2007
In 2001 the Church of England published "The Way Ahead," a confident report on its role in education, boldly asserting that its schools are "at the centre of the Church's mission to the nation" and recommending the establishment of another 100 church secondary schools. In an empirical investigation into the distinctiveness of Anglican voluntary-aided secondary schools, 10 headteachers were interviewed as to the impact of "The Way Ahead" upon their policy and practice. Analysis of the interviews suggests that the report has had little or no impact. It would appear that the Church sees the distinctiveness of its schools in essentially pragmatic terms and there is no sustained debate as to the development of a distinctively Christian paradigm for church schools. This article outlines some reasons for the lack of impact of the report and suggests it is time for a sustained and comprehensive debate within the Church as to what constitutes a distinctive rationale for its schools. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)