Community comprehensive education: an effective way forward for everyone

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 64 Number 3 (2022)

Community comprehensive education: an effective way forward for everyone
Jane Martin, Chris Millward pages 159-175
DOI: 10.3898/FORUM.2022.64.3.16


This article outlines Labour ideals and values, and demonstrates the tensions between egalitarian and meritocratic imperatives for the reform agendas Labour governments pursued in office and the educational settlements reached. It challenges ‘common sense’ interpretations of elites and elite education and fixed ‘ability’ thinking, and promotes the key principle of human educability, helping to show the importance of historical memory for understanding how unfair educational separation entrenches inequality. In so doing, it seeks to advance an agenda for action to develop an alternative to the current institutional forms of schooling, one which would establish community comprehensive education for everybody.

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To cite this article
Jane Martin, Chris Millward (2022) Community comprehensive education: an effective way forward for everyone, FORUM, 64(3), 159-175.

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