FORUM Volume 50 (2008) Issue 1

ISSN 0963-8253

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The Academy Fiasco

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Editorial. A Government Totally Adrift, pages 3‑4
Clyde Chitty

Further Reflections on the Great City Academy Fraud, pages 5‑10
FRANCIS BECKETT

Blair's academies: the story so far, pages 11‑22
DEREK GILLARD

The School Academies Programme: a new direction or total abandonment?, pages 23‑32
CLYDE CHITTY

Academies in Action: case studies from Camden and Pimlico, 2007, pages 33‑40
MELISSA BENN

Academies: a breakthrough or yet more spin?, pages 41‑48
STEVE SINNOTT

How Academies Threaten the Comprehensive Curriculum, pages 49‑60
ROGER TITCOMBE

Haberdashers' Aske's: the campaign against academies in Lewisham, pages 61‑70
MARTIN POWELL-DAVIES

Hey! Bankers! Leave Those Kids Alone: the fight to save Islington Green School, pages 71‑84
KEN MULLER

Why a Steiner Academy?, pages 85‑96
KEVIN AVISON

The Devon NUT Campaign Against Trust Schools, pages 97‑102
DAVE CLINCH

Reforming Teachers and Uncompromising 'Standards': implications for social justice in schools, pages 103‑112
ROSALYN GEORGE, JOHN CLAY

Personalised Corruption: testing, cheating and teacher-integrity, pages 113‑126
PATRICK YARKER

The 2007 Revised Standards for Qualified Teacher Status: doubts, challenges and opportunities, pages 127‑136
PHIL JACKSON, JEFF SERF

Not National but Local and Global, pages 137‑146
DAVID ROSENBERG

BOOK REVIEWS, pages 147‑159

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