'Caroline Benn made an immense contribution to public life through her work on educational politics and the comprehensive movement. She was a committed democrat, socialist and internationalist and this book of essays dedicated to her life and work was the idea of Professor Clyde Chitty, her friend and colleague over many years, as a labour of love and to recognise her achievements. The fact that so many people in her field have contributed chapters is evidence of the influence she had on those who knew her and worked with her.'
Tony Benn, Foreword
'This fine book will serve both as a fitting tribute to the life and work of Caroline Benn and as a means of furthering the educational causes she championed.'
Richard Aldrich, Emeritus Professor of History of Education, Institute of Education, University of London
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About the Author
Melissa Benn, daughter of Caroline and Tony Benn, is a writer and journalist who contributes regularly to The Guardian and other national newspapers and magazines. Her books include Public Lives (a novel) and Madonna and Child:Towards a New Politics of Motherhood.
Clyde Chitty is Professor of Policy and Management in Education and Joint Head of the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK