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Free choice, free schools and the academisation of education in England

Free choice, free schools and the academisation of education in England

Miller, Paul (2011) Free choice, free schools and the academisation of education in England. Research in Comparative and International Education, 6 (2). pp. 170-182. ISSN 1745-4999 (doi:https://doi.org/10.2304/rcie.2011.6.2.170)

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Abstract

The creation of multiple academies and the introduction of free schools across England is a policy-borrowing initiative that has had much debate from various actors in society. Many criticisms have been levelled at the government's plans and many individuals and organisations have called for them not to come on stream, but instead for the strengthening of current provision in the state sector. The government is responsible for providing education, and passing responsibility of this to parents and private interests raises serious questions about the government's motives. Instead of supporting free schools and more academies, this article questions the idea of supporting free schools and more academies and debates the ideas above, whilst calling on the government to strengthen existing provision by committing more resources to schools and by providing better support for teachers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: education, England
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 15:15
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26109

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