Sustaining the Comprehensive Ideal

The Robert Clack School

Authors: Male, Trevor, Palaiologou, Ioanna

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  • Builds on a solid foundation of data to investigate the range of influences on a school's success
  • Addresses the current debate surrounding 'failing schools' to ask whether failure is inevitable
  • Emphasises the centrality of leadership regarding the success of a school
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This book explores the development of educational leadership within difficult contexts via the lens of a previously failing English secondary school in an area of urban poverty. Based on extensive interview data from 2012-2016, the authors demonstrate that the fundamental ethos underpinning the school’s improvement is a desire to meet the needs of young people in disadvantaged communities in order to equip them with the skills to allow them to transcend their situation. The authors posit that this school embodies the ‘comprehensive ideal’ of secondary education in England: that education should not be disadvantaged by background, and that the state should provide free and high quality education for all. This book will appeal to students and scholars of comprehensive education and schools in difficult contexts.  

About the authors

Trevor Male is Associate Professor at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning at UCL Institute of Education, UK. Ioanna Palaiologou is Research Associate at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning at UCL, Institute of Education, UK. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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  • Due: January 14, 2020
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustaining the Comprehensive Ideal
Book Subtitle
The Robert Clack School
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34156-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34156-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34155-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 95
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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