Book News: August 16th, 2004

In the four years since the National Foundation for Educational Researchpublished its Guide to education law for Local Education Authorities so much has changed that a major revision has become necessary. Local Education Authorities have never been under closer scrutiny. Greater accountability, ever more legislative changes and a growing culture of litigation have led to a marked increase in claims brought against them. To guide and advise LEAs in England and Wales at this time of unprecedented challenge, a team of experts has been brought together to produce a new overview of their duties and powers.This comprehensively updated second edition of What is the LEA for? will be required reading for local authority officers and elected members with responsibility for the education service, and will provide an essential source of reference for head teachers, school governors, teachers of education management, and lawyers.

What is the LEA for? is published by the National Foundation for Educational Research at 40.00 pounds.