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Burnett, John – Management in Education, 2009
In August 2008, the then Schools Minister, Andrew Adonis, gave the go-ahead for the privately funded Hereford Waldorf School to reopen as a tax-payer-funded Academy, sponsored by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship of Great Britain. Accordingly, the Steiner Academy Hereford opened in September 2008. In common with the 132 other Academies opened…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Philosophy, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Change
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Wilkins, Raphael – Management in Education, 2005
Many areas of policy (not just education policy) make assumptions about the nature of the school system and its function within society. Some of these assumptions merit challenge; some are contradictory; some are entirely conventional--perhaps the latter merit challenge as well. This article explores the implications of viewing schooling as a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Socialization, School Districts, Foreign Countries
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Sassoon, David – Management in Education, 2005
Telling a lie, according to Harry G. Frankfurt, is different from engaging in bullshit because, while a lie is designed to insert a particular falsehood at a specific point in a set or system of beliefs in order to avoid the consequences of having that occupied by truth, bullshit neither misrepresents the state of affairs to which it refers nor…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Persuasive Discourse, Credibility, Foreign Countries