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ERIC Number: EJ910136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-2
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Every Parent Matters: Reflections from England upon New Labour's Parent Policy
Gibson, Howard; Simon, Catherine A.
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n114 Dec 2010
In England, until May 2010, the New Labour party had been in power for thirteen years. This paper is a reflection back upon its period in office and its strident policies on parents and families. It questions its stance on parental "voice and choice," looks at issues of trust and contract, and considers the idea of "parent empowerment" in the context of a preference for the middle class that underpinned much of its policy.
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)