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Education under siege : Why there is a better alternative

Label
Education under siege : Why there is a better alternative
Title
Education under siege
Title remainder
Why there is a better alternative
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when education is considered crucial to a country's economic success, recent UK governments have insisted their reforms are the only way to make England's system world class. Yet pupils are tested rather than educated, teachers bullied rather than trusted and parents cast as winners or losers in a gamble for school places. Education under siege considers the English education system as it is and as it might be. In a highly accessible style, Peter Mortimore, an author with wide experience of the education sector, both in the UK and abroad, identifies the current system's strengths and weaknesses. He concludes that England has some of the best teachers in the world but one of the most muddled systems. Challenging the government's view that there is no alternative, he proposes radical changes to help all schools become good schools. They include a system of schools receiving a fair balance of pupils who learn easily and those who do not, ensuring a more even spread of effective teachers, as well as banning league tables, outlawing selection, opening up faith schools and integrating private schools into the state system. In the final chapter, he asks readers who share his concerns to demand that the politicians alter course. The book will appeal to parents, education students and teachers, as well as everyone interested in the future education of our children
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
379.4/1
Index
index present
LC call number
LC
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Education under siege : Why there is a better alternative
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn859389732
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 online resource (256 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447311331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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523558
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37271672
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859389732
  • jstor1299923070

Library Locations

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