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Jackson, Colin; Povey, Hilary – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article is about Pete's story. It is a story about introducing all-attainment teaching in a secondary school mathematics department and about espousing and enacting a pedagogy and set of practices to enable learning mathematics without limits.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Alden, Katie – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
Stanley Park High School, Carshalton, was designated a Building Schools for the Future "One School Pathfinder" in 2006 and charged with being innovative in all aspects of schooling. At a time of increasing compliance in schools, with an unwillingness to deviate from centrally controlled orthodoxy for fear of falling foul of…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Educational Practices, Accountability, Student Evaluation
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Bailey, Alison; Taylor, David – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
Stanley Park High School, Carshalton was designated a Building Schools for the Future "One School Pathfinder" in 2006, and charged with being innovative in all aspects of schooling. This article, which links with a number of other contributions in this issue of "FORUM" about interconnected practices at the school, will focus on…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Inclusion
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Davies, Mike – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2017
Recently the spectre of increased selection has raised much attention, frequently associated with "fairness" linked to a meritocracy--reminding us of the tension between the principles of equality of opportunity and access as the key driver of the comprehensive school as against the principles of equal value and respect. Whether the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Curriculum
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Wiborg, Susanne – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2017
This article investigates how vested interests, particularly the teacher unions, responded to the British Labour government's school reforms designed to increase educational equality. Two significant reforms introduced to this end were Circular 10/65 on comprehensive education and the Learning and Skills Act of 2000 on the City Academies. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Reay, Diane – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2017
This article examines the problem of the wider economic and political context for any project aimed at achieving a fairer educational system. The consequences of the current status quo can be seen in diminishing funding and rising inequalities. The author argues that the answer lies not in tinkering with an unjust education system but rather in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Social Justice
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Lees, Helen E. – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2016
This article considers silences and equality as combined from a theoretical perspective. Equality in and through chosen, deliberate and regular silence experience is seen as an equaliser: if no one is speaking no one can dominate. The article uses a bifurcated concept of silence: weak, negative forms and strong, positive forms. Only the strong…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Neoliberalism, Assertiveness
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Montgomery, Catherine; Hope, Max A. – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2016
This article introduces this Special Issue of "FORUM" with a discussion of freedom and autonomy and considers the ways in which alternative approaches to pedagogy might provide opportunities to address inequalities in the context of education and in society beyond education. The article draws on work carried out in a project funded by an…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Seminars, Neoliberalism
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Draper, Ciara; Houghton, Jack; Read, Beth; Bird, Danny; Tatten, J. J. – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2016
This article is written by young people who attend an open-access youth project in the city centre of Hull. Although they describe themselves as "educational failures" (the "black holes"), they argue that they have a significant contribution to make to discussions about how to develop socially just education in schools. In the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Youth Programs, Self Concept, Social Justice
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Steiner, Martyn – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2016
A major factor influencing the potential for schools to address inequalities is the freedom that teachers have to reflect and to act to address those inequalities. This article describes how an education system that emphasises the informal and qualitative can leave greater room for teachers to develop themselves and to focus on the direct task of…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Case Studies, Teacher Empowerment, Professional Autonomy
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Reay, Diane – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2016
In 2012 the author wrote about what a socially just system would look like, and used the example of Finland Since then the already emergent aspects of neo-liberalism within Finnish education have grown, as privileged white parents increasingly demand privileged spaces within comprehensive schools for their children. There are radical spaces within…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, Advantaged
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Myconos, George; Thomas, Joseph; Wilson, Kimberley; Te Riele, Kitty; Swain, Luke – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2016
In Australia, a significant minority of young people do not complete upper secondary education. Whether procedural or enacted through the agency of students, the failure of the education system to accommodate young people through to completion can be regarded as a form of institutionalised social exclusion and injustice. In response, a growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Controlled Instruction, Inclusion, Social Justice
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
This is the text of Michael Armstrong's address to the Brian Simon Centenary conference, held at the Institute of Education on 26 March 2015. Michael Armstrong celebrates the humanism that underlay Brian's belief in a common system of education, democratic and non-selective, and finds its counterpart in the creative practice of school children.
Descriptors: Humanism, Conference Papers, Democratic Values, Equal Education
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Cox, Sue – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
In this article the author argues that an incoming government should establish a new values base for educational policy focused on the well-being and educational entitlement of all children rather than the education market. A new government must prioritise learning and teaching: rather than pursuing an ideological agenda and attempting to control…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Development
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James, Mary – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
Despite claims made for them, many current education policies have perverse consequences. If all our children are to benefit from the good education they deserve, we need: forms of accountability that do not rely on school performance tables of test results; a focus on standards that embody high expectations for all; the urgent creation of a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Accountability
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