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Education & Arts Publications
Learning the Hard Way: a strategy for special educational needs argues that the inclusion debate misses the fundamental point: that it is parents, not politicians, who are best placed to decide where their children should be educated. It is parent choice, rather than ‘expert’ opinion, that should drive policy.
Choice? What Choice? finds that parents often do not have meaningful options about where to send their children to be educated.
We expect more of our school leaders than ever before. Gone is the view of the head teacher as primus inter pares; they are now supposed to be visionary leaders, curriculum specialists, disciplinarians, senior managers, community representatives and, just occasionally, teachers too. They are expected to transform the worst state schools and maintain performance in the best. But is this emphasis on leadership justified? Can headteachers make a difference?
Culture Vultures: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts? examines the impact of government policy on the arts through a collection of essays edited by Munira Mirza.
More Good School Places calls for all children at failed state schools to receive up to £6,000 additional funding per annum – the Advantage Premium – to help them access better education.
Hands up for school choice! Lessons from school choice schemes at home and abroad examines case studies from abroad, drawing out common characteristics of school choice and the use of voucher schemes involving both public and private providers.