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The truth about our schools : exposing the myths, exploring the evidence

Author: Melissa Benn
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Benn
ISBN: 9781138937161 1138937169 9781138937178 1138937177
OCLC Number: 914226193
Description: xiv, 169 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Myth number 1: comprehensive education has failed --
Myth number 2: local authorities control and hold back schools --
Myth number 3: choice, competition and markets are the route to educational success --
Myth number 4: choice will improve education in England: the free school model --
Myth number 5: academies raise standards --
Myth number 6: teachers don't need qualifications --
Myth number 7: private schools have the magic DNA --
Myth number 8: progressive education lowers standards.
Responsibility: Melissa Benn and Janet Downs.

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"Benn and Downs robustly challenge eight of the most commonly ingrained myths about our schools - such as the claim that 'comprehensive education has failed' - providing compelling evidence to Read more...

 
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