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Reasons to be cheerful: the story of one community school and the New Labour government

Simmons, Katy (2010). Reasons to be cheerful: the story of one community school and the New Labour government. FORUM, 52(1) pp. 107–117.

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This article looks at the struggle of one secondary school and its local community to improve educational opportunities and life chances for its students. The author, a long-term governor at the school, uses the school's story as a lens through which to look at some of the major educational initiatives of New Labour's time in office. Without these initiatives, the schools' story - and the lives of its students - would be very different. The school's fortunes have been positively affected by government policies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Katy Simmons
ISSN: 0963-8253
Keywords: social justice; secondary schools; social justice
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 27006
Depositing User: Katy Simmons
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 16:24
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 17:01
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