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Lighthouses or follies? Academies and New Labour's version of history

Yandell, John (2009) Lighthouses or follies? Academies and New Labour's version of history. Changing English, 16 (2). pp. 125-135. ISSN 1358-684X

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Abstract

This essay focuses attention on the UK government’s Academies project, and more specifically on the claims that have been made for the project by its apologists. It contests the version of history that underpins these claims, challenging the notion that comprehensive schools amount to a failed experiment. Linked to the Academies programme is the goal of social mobility: this is critiqued both as an abandonment of long-standing commitments to social justice and as unrealisable through the pursuit of current policies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Yandell, John (2009) Lighthouses or follies? Academies and New Labour's version of history. Changing English, 16 (2). pp. 125-135. Changing English is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/13586840902863111
Controlled Keywords: History of education
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 10:15
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:05
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1582

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