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Stevenson, Howard – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
The crisis in teacher supply points to fundamental problems in the way teachers in England experience their work. In this contribution to debates about a National Education Service (NES) the author argues that a Labour government must be prepared to radically rethink how it engages with the teaching profession. The challenge is to shift from a…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Government Role
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Stevenson, Howard – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
Teachers in England and Wales are involved in the largest campaign of industrial action since the mid-1980s. At the heart of their grievances are government plans to abolish a national framework for teachers' pay and the removal of important safeguards relating to working conditions. Wider questions of workload and pensions are also involved. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Retirement Benefits
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Stevenson, Howard – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2011
Coalition education policy threatens to transform the school system in England. A combination of public spending cuts, and the drive to making all schools Academies, represents a key moment in the restructuring of the education service along neo-liberal lines. This article argues that there is nothing distinctively "new" about Coalition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Stevenson, Howard – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2009
The global capitalist crisis is impacting dramatically across nation states and their economies. Although a complete collapse of the system appears to have been avoided by decisions to take co-ordinated interventionist action to shore up short term demand, governments have generally rejected the more radical actions required to address the…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Policy, Public Education, Economics