Power, authority and control in ‘democratic’ education

Power, authority and control are some of the broader issues underlying the whys and wherefores of the Early Years Foundation Stage and government p0licy.

 For those not familiar with SEO (search engine optimisation) – writing on the web can seem a little simplistic – short paragraphs and sentences – it’s not easy writing for a global audience with varied language and cultural references. None the less – here’s an extract from my latest Helium article which seems to hit the nail on the head (at least in my eyes):

“For many politicians it is the ‘control’ of education (and the ways in which it is communicated through the media) which is key. Politicians cannot afford to admit their policies are failing children. Not only would they lose face, they might also lose the next election. So what about our children?”

To read more of this article click this helium link: “


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