A tribute to Caroline Benn: education and democracy

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Continuum, Nov 30, 2004 - Education - 274 pages
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This collection of essays focuses on the big issues in education. Many were embraced by Caroline Benn herself during her long and active life, such as the concept of inclusion, the campaign for comprehensive education, the need to fight for educational reform alongside social justice and equality, and a rejection of all attempts to pin harmful and outdated ability labels on children.ContributorsJane Challice, Michael Armstrong, Ros George, Roy Hattersley, Janet Holland, Max Morris, Jenny Thewlis, Sally Tomlinson, Geoff Whitty. Pat Ainley, Glenn Rikowski, Clyde Chitty, John Clay, Chris Searle, Mike Cole, Andy Green, Maurice Plaskow>

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About the author (2004)

Melissa Benn is a writer, journalist and campaigner. She writes for, among others, the "Guardian", the "London Review of Books", "Cosmopolitan" and the "New Statesman". A high-profile campaigner for comprehensive education, her writing on education includes "Education and Democracy, " coedited with Clyde Chitty; "A Comprehensive Future: Quality and Equality for All Our Children"; and "School Wars". A frequent broadcaster and regular speaker on educational issues, she is a founder member of the Local Schools Network, set up to support local schools and to counter media misinformation about their achievements and the challenges they face.

Clyde Chitty is Goldsmiths Professor of Policy and Management in Education at Goldsmiths College, University of London.