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ERIC Number: EJ896475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Another School Is Possible: Developing Positive Alternatives to Academies
Flack, Peter
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v52 n2 p233-239 2010
Low-attaining schools have been targeted by government for closure and transformation into academies. This article argues that opposition to academies is necessary but not sufficient. It is vital to do more than simply defend the status quo. In the city of Leicester an alternative vision for high-quality education, local authority led and grounded in community comprehensive schools, is being actively pursued. Its hallmarks are innovation, creativity and collaboration between schools and their teachers. The successes already achieved in Leicester under this new approach reveal the government's policy of academisation to be "last year's model".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Leicester)