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Palgrave Macmillan

Alternative Education and Community Engagement

Making Education a Priority

ISBN 9781137415400
Publication Date April 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Pivot

Foreword by Diane Abbott, MP

What is wrong with our mainstream education system in the UK and what can we do about it? Alternative Education and Community Engagement explores some of the ethical and philosophical issues behind the provision of market-led alternative education, namely: Free Schools, Studio Schools, Supplementary Schools and Co-operative Schools. This volume seeks to explore how power is mediated in these educational models, drawing on Foucault, Bourdieu, Lyotard and others to provide a theoretical underpinning of its analyses of both mainstream and alternative education in the UK, and to introduce the reader to a 'critical pedagogy'. Using case studies, Ornette Clennon examines the practicalities of working within these alternative models and asks whether a market-based approach to delivering higher standards of education for everyone actually works.

Ornette D. Clennon is a Visiting Enterprise Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He writes for Media Diversified, and is also a Public Engagement Ambassador for the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). His enterprise work has been recognized with a NCCPE Beacons New Partnerships Award.

1. Making Education a Priority: An Overview; Ornette D Clennon
2. Alternative Education as Protest; Ornette D. Clennon
Education and Social Change: A Theoretical Approach; Cassie Earl
3. Do Supplementary Schools Provide Holistic Learning that is able to Promote Cultural Identity?; Ornette D Clennon
Resisting Racism: The Black Supplementary School Movement; Kehinde Andrews
4. Shoe Horning the Arts into Education; for whose Benefit? Arts-led Special Schools; Ornette D Clennon
5. The Great Debate? Free, Studio and Co-operative Schools; Ornette D Clennon
6. Where do we go from Here? Towards a Community-Led Approach to Education; Ornette D Clennon

Diane Abbott, Member of Parliament, UK

Cassie Earl, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Kehinde Andrews, Newman University, UK

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