Comprehensive Schools and the Future

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 54 Number 1 (2012)

Comprehensive Schools and the Future
BERNARD BARKER pages 41-54
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2012.54.1.41


This article argues that comprehensive reorganisation was not a one-off policy reform but a complex, bottom-up campaign for equity and fairness in education, with varied consequences and outcomes. Recent battles over student fees, free schools and academies show that the quest for democratic education does not lead to a permanent achievement but to perpetual struggle with privileged groups who feel themselves threatened by social justice.

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BERNARD BARKER (2012) Comprehensive Schools and the Future, FORUM, 54(1), 41-54.

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