|Title:||Freeing Education: Steps Towards Real Choice and Diversity in Schools (Social Ecology Series)|
European Colloquium on Education: New Educational Environments--rights, Fiona Carnie, Mary Tasker, Martin Large, Human Scale Education (Organization)
|Publisher:||Hawthorn Pr (Hawthorn House)|
|Number of pages:||192|
Out of print, may be purchased used from Amazon.com
Covering the key questions of how to develop diversity in education, this is a book for policy-makers, teachers, governors and parents to use to bring about positive change. Leading educationists from Britain and the USA give the case for diversity of school provision. Three case studies from Christian, Muslim and Steiner schools give guidance on the problems of "opting in" to the state system. The rights of parents, children and teachers to greater choice with a more equitable state system are thoroughly explored. The book arose from the Oxford University 1995 conference on educational choice and freedom in Europe. Features of the book include: information about greater diversity and choice amongst state-supported schools in the USA, Holland, Denmark and Germany; state schools are shown how to free themselves from the National Curriculum and gain extra resources as a result; useful addresses, contacts and resources are provided; the rights of pupils, parents and teachers to freedom of education and state funding as stated by the European Parliament, the UN and the UK Parliament; and suggestions as to what parents, teachers, officials and pupils can do as next steps.