Before 2010

This is archive material from before the 2010 general election, when the Conservatives came to power. We have kept it for reference, but please remember that it refers to policies and events under the previous Labour government.

Saturday 21 October 2006


Hatcher, R. and Jones, K. (2006) Researching Resistance: campaigns against Academies in England. British Journal of Educational Studies 54 (3) 329-351.


ABSTRACT: This article uses social movement theory to analyse campaigns against a new type of government-sponsored school – the Academy – in four areas of England. It seeks to identify the social composition of anti-Academy campaigns, to track their encounters with proponents of the new schools and to describe the characteristic forms of their campaigning strategies. In doing so, the article aims to help place research into educational opposition and contestation closer to the centre of researchers’ agendas.

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