Book review: Inside the Autonomous School: Making Sense of a Global Educational Trend

Book review: Inside the Autonomous School: Making Sense of a Global Educational Trend 778207 IMP0010.1177/1365480218778207Improving SchoolsBook review book-review2018 Improving Schools Improving Schools 2018, Vol. 21(2) 201 –203 Book review © The Author(s) 2018 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480218778207 DOI: 10.1177/1365480218778207 journals.sagepub.com/home/imp Maija Salokangas and Mel Ainscow, Inside the Autonomous School: Making Sense of a Global Educational Trend. Routledge, London, 2018, 166 pp., ISBN 9781138215412, £29.99. Reviewed by: Terry Wrigley, Northumbria University, UK This book provides considerable insight into the widespread rhetoric of ‘school autonomy’ through a detailed case study of one of England’s academy schools. These are schools which have been divorced from local government and are now either self-managed or, increasingly, managed by ‘multi-academy trusts’. Internationally, the concept of autonomy has been used in various ways, often to denote schools being given more scope for decision-making while still within a local gov- ernment framework. This kind of autonomy is fundamentally democratic in intent and can enable greater professionalism and community involvement. This book however examines the neoliberal version of ‘autonomy’. It describes the situation in US charter schools and Swedish free schools, before providing details of academy governance. In England, where the majority of secondary schools and nearly a quarter of primary schools are now academies, these schools are cut adrift http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Improving Schools SAGE

Book review: Inside the Autonomous School: Making Sense of a Global Educational Trend

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778207 IMP0010.1177/1365480218778207Improving SchoolsBook review book-review2018 Improving Schools Improving Schools 2018, Vol. 21(2) 201 –203 Book review © The Author(s) 2018 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480218778207 DOI: 10.1177/1365480218778207 journals.sagepub.com/home/imp Maija Salokangas and Mel Ainscow, Inside the Autonomous School: Making Sense of a Global Educational Trend. Routledge, London, 2018, 166 pp., ISBN 9781138215412, £29.99. Reviewed by: Terry Wrigley, Northumbria University, UK This book provides considerable insight into the widespread rhetoric of ‘school autonomy’ through a detailed case study of one of England’s academy schools. These are schools which have been divorced from local government and are now either self-managed or, increasingly, managed by ‘multi-academy trusts’. Internationally, the concept of autonomy has been used in various ways, often to denote schools being given more scope for decision-making while still within a local gov- ernment framework. This kind of autonomy is fundamentally democratic in intent and can enable greater professionalism and community involvement. This book however examines the neoliberal version of ‘autonomy’. It describes the situation in US charter schools and Swedish free schools, before providing details of academy governance. In England, where the majority of secondary schools and nearly a quarter of primary schools are now academies, these schools are cut adrift

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Published: Jul 1, 2018

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