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Primary workforce management and reform (Primary Review Research Survey 6/4)

Burgess, Hilary (2008). Primary workforce management and reform (Primary Review Research Survey 6/4). University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, Cambridge.

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Abstract

This is one of a series of 32 interim reports from the Primary Review, an independent enquiry into the condition and future of primary education in England. The report provides an overview of the government's workforce reform strategy and the impact it has had upon primary teachers, heads and schools. It focuses on developments during a relatively short period of time, from 1998 to the present day, and includes those policy documents and research studies that have the most relevance for practice in schools. There is also some reference to earlier research, because the present government's workforce reform initiatives cannot be viewed in isolation from a larger process of systemic reform which goes back to the Education Reform Act of 1988 and which put in place the National Curriculum, the Key Stage tests, the reduction in local authority control and changes to teacher training and school inspection, on all of which New Labour has been able to build. Further, there are important lessons from the period 1988-97 for those involved in the current reforms. The full report lists all sources consulted and is available at www.primaryreview.org.uk.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2008 The University of Cambridge
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEsmee Fairburn Foundation
Keywords: primary schools; workforce; reform
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 12227
Depositing User: Hilary Burgess
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2009 03:11
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2011 06:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12227
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