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The state and education policy: the Academies programme

The state and education policy: the Academies programme

Gunter, Helen

Drawing together a group of international policy analysts and researchers to examine the Academies policy and implementation, this text locates the programme within a contemporary political analytical framework

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Published London: Continuum, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Helen M. Gunter
ISBN: 1441135456, 1441143114, 9781441135452, 9781441143112
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Education.; Academies (British public schools) England.; Education and state England.; Education and state Wales.; Academies (British public schools) Wales.


  1. Preface Francis Beckett
  2. Introduction: Radical Educational Reform Helen M Gunter
  3. Part I: Academies at Work
  4. 1. Academies and the Law David Wolfe
  5. 2. Setting Up an Academy: Control and Contestation of the Local Policy Process Richard Hatcher
  6. 3. Giving Birth to School Academies: Power, Politics and Community Voice John Elliott
  7. 4. Academy Consultation Meetings: Local discourse on a national policy Kirsten Purcell
  8. 5. Academies in the Public Interest: A contradiction in terms? Alan Dyson and Harriet Rowley
  9. Part II: Perspectives on the Academies Programme
  10. 6. From Reality to Vision David Daniels
  11. 7. How do Academies Affect the Interests of those Involved? Martin Rogers
  12. 8. What Works? An empirical assessment of strengths, weaknesses and next steps for the Academies initiative David Armstrong, Valerie Bunting and Judy Larsen
  13. 9. The Chimera of Structural School Improvement Stephen Gorard
  14. 10. Rapidly Improving Results': Penetrating the hype of policy-based evidence Terry Wrigley
  15. Part III: Debating the Academies Programme
  16. 11. Academies and the State: the bigger picture Stephen Ball
  17. 12. Academies: A case study in English Educational Governance Ron Glatter
  18. 13. The New Enterprise Logic of the Academy School Brian J. Caldwell
  19. 14. International Perspectives on Academies: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Opportunities for At-Risk Children and Families Ellen Goldring and Madeline Mavrogordato
  20. 15. Policymaking and Evidence Denis Gleeson
  21. Conclusion: Public Education and Academies Helen M Gunter
  22. Index.