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Becoming citizens through school experience : a case study of democracy in practice (2012)
Journal Article
Hope, M. (2012). Becoming citizens through school experience : a case study of democracy in practice. International journal of progressive education, 8(3), 94 - 109

This paper offers a critique of current definitions of active citizenship and argues that children and young people need to be seen as citizens within their school communities and not just citizens of the future. Pedagogy and school decision-making s... Read More

Youth work and state education : should youth workers apply to set up a free school? (2012)
Journal Article
Hope, M. (2012). Youth work and state education : should youth workers apply to set up a free school?. Youth and Policy, 109(September), 60 - 70

The UK Coalition Government’s new policy on Free Schools presents a dilemma for youth workers. Is there any possibility of establishing a ‘youth worker – led Free School’ based on the principles and values of youth work? Do th... Read More

Small and perfectly formed? Is democracy an alternative approach to school leadership? (2012)
Journal Article
Hope, M. (2012). Small and perfectly formed? Is democracy an alternative approach to school leadership?. School Leadership and Management, 32(3), (291-305). doi:10.1080/13632434.2012.688739. ISSN 1363-2434

In recent decades, education policy has changed considerably so that now, numerous types of schools are available in the ‘marketplace’. The most recent additions to this landscape are Academies and Free Schools, with freedoms to make more choices abo... Read More