Primary schools and opting out: Some policy implications
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Primary schools and opting out: Some policy implications. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 44 (3). pp. 246-259. ISSN 0007-1005Full text not available from this repository.
Significant differences in perceptions between teachers in primary and secondary grant-maintained schools are reported and analysed. Parents were more frequently involved in promoting opting-out in primary schools, primary teachers had more favourable attitudes to the grant-maintained school policy and, in primary schools, grant-maintained status delivered improvements in classroom conditions, most notably reduced class size and increased para-professional support in classrooms. The finding are discussed in terms of the management of primary schools, of theorising about reputation management in grant-maintained schools, and of the explicit objectives of the grant-maintained policy. It is further suggested that the evidence provided about grant-maintained primary schools could be used to inject new life into a policy faltering in secondary schools.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 246-259|
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