Education In A Post Welfare Society / Edition 2

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Reviews of the first edition



"This book must become the classic text for students of education, social and welfare policies. Sally Tomlinson, doyenne of policy-orientated education and social research, has written with commendable clarity and comprehensiveness a superb book on British education."
– Journal of Social Policy





“This book provides a context for understanding education policy which is currently missing from education and social policy courses. It should be compulsory reading."
– Len Barton, Institute of Education, University of London





"The persistence and reinforcement of class advantage through English education policy is a key theme... this book does a superb job of both highlighting the key social justice concerns and controversies over the last fifty years and providing an overview of education policy developments over the same period."
– British Journal of Sociology of Education





Highly commended - S.E.S Book Prize 2002





The acclaimed first edition of Education in a Post-Welfare Society provided a critical overview of education policy since 1945. It demonstrated how a relatively decentralised education system became a system in which funding, teaching and curriculum are centrally controlled and privatisation encouraged, with education becoming a prop for global market economy rather than a pillar of the welfare state.





The second edition continues the policy story up to 2005, covering two terms of a New Labour government and their plans for a third term. It also continues an examination of the relationship of education policy to social class, race, gender and the economy, paying attention to the educational disadvantages of some ethnic groups and refugee children. The book includes chronologies of education acts, reports and initiatives and summaries of major legislation.





This is an invaluable resource for all those concerned with social policy and education, including educational researchers, professionals and politicians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335217533
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Introducing Social Policy Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Social democratic consensus? : education 1945-79 13
2 Market forces gather : education 1980-87 29
3 Creating competition : education 1988-94 48
4 The consequences of competition : education 1994-97 72
5 New Labour and education : 1997-2000 90
6 Diversity, selection and privatization 2000-2005 117
7 Centralizing lifelong learning 1997-2005 141
8 Education and the middle classes 164
9 Equity issues : race and gender 182
10 Education and the economy 200
Conclusion : education in a post-welfare society 215
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