My Secondary Modern: stories from the invisible generation

Williams, Emma-Louise and Rosen, Michael. 2017. My Secondary Modern: stories from the invisible generation. FORUM, 59(3), pp. 331-334. ISSN 0963-8253 [Article]

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One of the least recorded and analysed aspects of English and Welsh education is the personal experience of millions of people attending secondary modern schools following the 1944 Education Act. Since 2012, Emma-Louise Williams and Michael Rosen have hosted a moderated blog for self-selecting personal testimony from anyone involved. So far, some 90 people have contributed posts or comments and the blog has received approximately 100,000 views. This article reviews the material while bearing in mind its particularity.

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13 Dec 2018 15:35

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