The Teachers' Action, 1984-1986: learning lessons from history

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 58 Number 2 (2016)

The Teachers' Action, 1984-1986: learning lessons from history
RICHARD RIESER, pages 267-274
DOI: 10.15730/forum.2016.58.2.267

Abstract

Thirty years ago teachers in the NUT and NASUWT were involved in a protracted industrial dispute. The outcome of the dispute had huge implications for education policy in the years that followed (most obviously the introduction of the 1987 Education Bill), and has important lessons for teacher unionism today. The author offers a personal reflection on his involvement in that historic dispute, and connects the struggles of 1986 with those happening in 2016.

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RICHARD RIESER (2016) The Teachers' Action, 1984-1986: learning lessons from history, FORUM, 58(2), 267-274

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