Solvason, Carla (2005) Investigating Specialist School Ethos…Or Do You Mean Culture? Educational Studies, 31 (1). pp. 85-95. ISSN Print: 0305-5698 Online: 1465-8400
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This paper explores the concept of ethos as a facet of the government’s rapidly growing initiative of the ‘specialist school’. Schools accepted on to the scheme are expected to create a new identity, or ethos: but what exactly is meant by that rather nebulous term? And, in reality, is something as all‐consuming as a school ethos, or culture, something that a school can readily conjure up? This discussion, one facet of the author’s case study of a Specialist Sports College, explores the concept of school cultures, but also gives consideration to areas such as conflicting and ‘toxic’ cultures, and to the possibility that changing a school’s culture can have negative as well as positive effects.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||collaboration, culture, ethos, specialist schools|
|Subjects:||L Education > L Education (General)|
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Education|
|Deposited By:||Carla Solvason|
|Deposited On:||06 Nov 2012 09:50|
|Last Modified:||06 Nov 2012 09:50|
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