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ERIC Number: EJ969397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Comprehensive Schools and the Future
Barker, Bernard
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v54 n1 p41-44 2012
This article argues that comprehensive reorganisation was not a one-off policy reform but a complex, bottom-up campaign for equity and fairness in education, with varied consequences and outcomes. Recent battles over student fees, free schools and academies show that the quest for democratic education does not lead to a permanent achievement but to perpetual struggle with privileged groups who feel themselves threatened by social justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom