What price free schools?: the continued insidious privatisation of UK state education

Kitchener, David A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1057-9813 (2013) What price free schools?: the continued insidious privatisation of UK state education. Forum : for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 55 (3). pp. 407-414. ISSN 0963-8253

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A review of American charter schools and Swedish free school research is outlined providing strong evidence that both free market models are flawed in their claims of enhancing young peoples' educational experience. A substantial body of work is included strongly indicating charter and free schools increase social segregation and lower educational attainment. It is also agued that the rationale and commitment to competition undermines cooperation between schools and reinforces class differentiation suggesting the argument that the model facilitates choice is a misnomer. It is also argued their inception in the UK are, like the academies model, driven by a narrow ideological stance and should be replaced by a non-selective, state funded, comprehensive school model accessible to all.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the author version of an article published in FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, Vol.55 (3). Copyright Symposium Books. Currently in Press. FORUM can be found here http://www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/maincontents.asp
Uncontrolled Keywords: Charter schools, free market competition, attainment, choice
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Education
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:53
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 10:17
Identification Number: 10.2304/forum.2013.55.3.407
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/553

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