The academy school programme education reform based on evidence or political ideology?

Chubb, Sheila (2013) The academy school programme education reform based on evidence or political ideology? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Ten years after the introduction of charter schools in the US, the last Labour government followed suit by introducing the academy school programme in England. Like charter schools, these new academies would be free from local government control, be managed by voluntary or private sponsors and specifically target lower achieving pupils in socially deprived areas. The aim was to give parents a choice in schools, to create a market-oriented education system that would fuel competition thus raising overall standards. The current Coalition government however, are rapidly expanding the programme by targeting good schools and offering them financial incentives to covert. This paper will investigate the evidence from US charter school and the last Labour governments’ academy school programme to establish if this radical education reform currently being implemented by the new government is based on evidence or political ideology.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 14:34
    Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 14:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17733

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