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Hoare, Lottie – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
This article examines John Newsom's contributions to non-fiction BBC radio and television coverage of education, poverty, and social disadvantage from 1934 to 1971. The correspondence and scripts concerning his BBC broadcasts for a domestic UK-based audience and an overseas audience are used as source material. Newsom is well known among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Radio, Television, Educational History
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Martin, Jane – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
This article is based on an inaugural professorial lecture given by Jane Martin at the University of Birmingham on 3 December 2014. It grew out of research in progress on the life and work of the leading educational reformer, Caroline Benn, wife of one of the most prominent and controversial post-war socialists in Britain, Tony Benn.
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Woodin, Tom; McCulloch, Gary; Cowan, Steven – British Educational Research Journal, 2013
The raising of the participation age (RPA) to 17 in 2013 and 18 in 2015 marks a historic expansion of compulsory education. Despite the tendency of New Labour governments to eschew historical understanding and explanation, RPA was conceived with the benefit of an analysis of previous attempts to extend compulsion in schooling. This paper assesses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Compulsory Education
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Black, John – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
This article is not intended to be an autobiography. It relates to the experiences of the author as a pupil in a secondary modern school in Wiltshire during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He suffered the experience of being an 11-plus failure and a secondary modern graduate at the age of 15 years. Later in life he had a much more rewarding career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Teaching (Occupation), Personal Narratives
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Ku, Hsiao-Yuh – History of Education, 2013
Fred Clarke (1880-1952), an English educationist, emerged as a leading figure with his liberal approach alongside such key figures as R. H. Tawney and Cyril Norwood in the reform leading to the 1944 Education Act. Many of his reform proposals, which were provided by the new Act, reflected his ideals of liberal democracy. Nevertheless, his…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Democracy, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Dash, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2012
This article reflects on the inequity of secondary modern school education. In doing so it draws heavily on the experience of the author while highlighting inputs from others who failed the 11+ examination and were banished to such schools. The article argues that selection undermines the self-esteem of secondary modern school pupils and places…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation
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Richards, Colin – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2010
Since the election of 1997 New Labour's education policy has been subject to variety of forms of critique--in this journal and others. One of the sources for such critique has been a barrage of letters unleashed for over a decade by Colin Richards in the "Times Educational Supplement". Here are reproduced a self-edited selection of his…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Humor, Public Officials