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School Scandals

Blowing the Whistle on the Corruption of Our Education System

By Pat Thomson

Published

10 Jun 2020

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1447338550

Dimensions

216 x 148 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Published

10 Jun 2020

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1447338574

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
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    With almost daily reports of failings in school management, school discipline and the curriculum, what can be done to improve educational outcomes for everyone?

    Pat Thomson takes on England’s muddled education system, highlighting failings caused by the actions of ministers in successive governments. While corrupt actions are taken by some, it is predominantly the corruption of the system that is at fault.

    Using the lens of school scandals, she exposes fraudulent and unethical practices, including the skewing of the curriculum and manipulation of results. Thomson argues for an urgent review of current practices, leading to a revitalised education system that has the public good at its heart.

    "A well-researched, closely argued and scholarly book, combining theory with vivid contemporary examples, this is a good read that deals with a topic that is extremely timely and relevant." Peter Moss, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

    "Drawing on research, policies and investigative journalism, Pat Thomson forensically traces multiple forms of corruption in education. As such, she has done all concerned for public education a great service." Bob Lingard, University of Queensland

    Pat Thomson is a Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham. She was previously a headteacher and senior public servant in the Australian school system. She has published many books, is an active blogger at patthomson.net and tweets at @ThomsonPat.

    A book about corruption in schools

    A scandalous schooling muddle

    Reforming public infrastructure

    Costly measures

    Market mentalities and malpractices

    The effects of effectiveness

    Secrecy, lies and gaming

    Rebuilding organisational infrastructure

    A public good agenda for change