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Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities in UK Education

Tensions and Inequalities

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hilary McQueen
    Pages 1-15
  3. Hilary McQueen
    Pages 17-45
  4. Hilary McQueen
    Pages 47-77
  5. Hilary McQueen
    Pages 79-104
  6. Hilary McQueen
    Pages 105-132
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 157-195

About this book


Top scholars systematically explore roles, rights, and responsibilities of major participants in UK education: the government, the educators, the learners, and the parents. They investigate the inequalities produced by their current arrangement and look into how changing these arrangements might lead to different outcomes for all involved.


Teacher education Rights Responsibility Inequality Learners Governance Parents Teachers cognition education governance government research

About the authors

Paddy McQueen, Queen's University, UK and Vanderbilt University, USA Meg Maguire King's College, UK Bryan Cunningham, Institute of Education, UK Chris Husbands, Institute of Education, UK John Webber, Sussex Downs College, UK Miriam David, Institute of Education, UK

Bibliographic information


"This book is both timely and highly insightful, capturing a range of perspectives and reflections on roles, rights and responsibilities in education. It is engaging and thought-provoking highly recommended for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the complexities of the UK education landscape." - Andrea Creech, author of Active Ageing with Music: Supporting Wellbeing in the Third and Fourth Ages (2014), and Reader in Education, University of London, UK