1st Edition

Community Schooling and the Nature of Power
The battle for Croxteth Comprehensive

ISBN 9781138244443
Published September 29, 2018 by Routledge
232 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

In 1981, Liverpool Council ordered the closure of Croxteth Comprehensive School because of falling rolls. The local residents protested, and when this failed occupied the school and for a year ran it themselves with the help of volunteer teachers. Phil Carspecken was one of those volunteers, and this book, first published in 1991, tells the stor

Table of Contents

Foreword;  Author’s preface and acknowledgements;  1. Power, community schools, and Croxeth  2. Between the jaws of the nutcracker  3. The road to militancy  4. On an express train going 80 miles an hour  5. The field of interaction  6. A dual system of authority  7. The community of the Labour Party?  8. Politics and schooling  9. Community education and the Croxeth occupation;  Appendix;  Bibliography;  Index

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