Envy of a Bigger One: moving beyond phoney debates on school size

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 50 Number 2 (2008)

Envy of a Bigger One: moving beyond phoney debates on school size
GEOFF BARTON, pages 185-190
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2008.50.2.185

Abstract

In this article Geoff Barton argues that the debate about large versus small schools is a largely phoney one that misses the essential point about the quality of provision. Using Michael Barber's international comparisons, he suggests that our focus should be on creating the conditions for teachers to teach as well as they can, and proposes that a streamlined staffing structure would help to regain this focus. He says that large schools are best placed to lead this change rather than fighting rearguard campaigns in the big versus small debate.

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GEOFF BARTON (2008) Envy of a Bigger One: moving beyond phoney debates on school size, FORUM, 50(2), 185-190. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2008.50.2.185

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