Investigating Specialist School Ethos…Or Do You Mean Culture?

Solvason, Carla (2005) Investigating Specialist School Ethos…Or Do You Mean Culture?

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Official URL: 10.1080/0305569042000310985


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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: L Education (General)
Members: University of Worcester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 01:27
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:12

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