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ERIC Number: EJ926506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
A Massive Power Grab from Local Communities: The Real Significance of the 2010 White Paper and the 2011 Education Bill
Chitty, Clyde
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v53 n1 p11-14 2011
This article looks at the Coalition Government's recent White Paper and Education Bill whose chief effect will be to further destabilise the schools system in the United Kingdom. The new Bill stipulates that if a new school is needed in an area, proposals for an Academy or a Free School must be prioritised before any other bid can be considered. The Bill facilitates large transfers of land to the new schools, a process over which there will be no local control. The 2010 White Paper announced that the Government would "create a new network of Teaching Schools, on the model of Teaching Hospitals", thereby "giving outstanding schools the role of leading the training and professional development of teachers and headteachers".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom