In pursuit of a secure base? Education commentary in times of socio-political uncertainty
10 December 2018
In 1973, at the beginning of the 1970s international oil crisis, and amid emergent Watergate revelations, Paul Simon sang ‘we come in the age’s most uncertain hour…’. At around the same time in England, an impetus arose within the fragile Callaghan Labour government to exert more control over schools following the 1974 William Tyndale scandal (Haigh, 2006), which continued into the first Thatcher government elected in 1979. Wilby (2013) describes the ministers of...