Extravagant Aims, Distorted Practice

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 51 Number 3 (2009)

Extravagant Aims, Distorted Practice
JAMES PORTER pages 289-298
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2009.51.3.289


In the decades after the Second World War, the British Government had a democratic, independent and locally administered education service that was recognised as crucial to the post-war political, moral and economic recovery of the country. However, since that time, the independence of schools and local communities has been increasingly usurped, central government has taken detailed control of education and a distorted economic metaphor has been applied to every aspect of the service. This article outlines key aspects of the story and urges a sustained response.

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JAMES PORTER (2009) Extravagant Aims, Distorted Practice, FORUM, 51(3), 289-298. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2009.51.3.289

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