A Rural Comprehensive Forty Years On

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 50 Number 3 (2008)

A Rural Comprehensive Forty Years On
ROGER SECKINGTON pages 315-320
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2008.50.3.315


Drawing on a lengthy link with a particular school together with wider experience of work in the secondary sector, an argument is made for supporting all-ability, neighbourhood schools with strong community links. Rather than the endless centrally imposed tinkering as each new governmental regime produces its' latest 'big idea'; it is important to recognise that the development of schools should be a steady, organic process. Clearly given the great differences in catchment areas support must reflect need but the principle of neighbourhood community schooling should be paramount.

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ROGER SECKINGTON (2008) A Rural Comprehensive Forty Years On, FORUM, 50(3), 315-320. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2008.50.3.315

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