In the spotlight: Michael Gove and the English Baccalaureate

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 28, 2012 05:15 PM |
Emeritus Professor discusses education policy for Leicester Exchanges
In the spotlight: Michael Gove and the English Baccalaureate

Professor Bernard Barker, photographed in 2006.

For the latest debate on the Leicester Exchanges website, Professor Bernard Barker, Emeritus Professor of the School of Education, goes through the latest proposals by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, with a fine-toothed comb.

In his article, Professor Barker discusses the current state of national education policy and his strong personal opinions on Gove's plans make for an interesting point of debate. In particular, he calls into question the proposal for the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc), which could suffer the same problems that befell secondary education before the introduction of the GCSE.

Leicester Exchanges provides academics with a platform for debating hot topics in policy, giving a voice to academic opinion on complex issues in need of active discussion.