Education Policy and Social Class: The Selected Works of Stephen J. Ball

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In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces- extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions- so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work continues to the development of the field.

In Education Policy and Social Class, Stephen Ball brings together 16 of his key writings in one place. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of his career and contextualizes his selection within the development of the field, the chapters are divided into three sections:

Perspectives on policy research

Policy technologies and policy analysis

Social class and education policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415363976
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/11/2005
  • Series: World Library of Educationalists Ser.
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Perspectives on Policy Research 1. Policy Sociology and Critical Social Research: A Personal Review of Recent Education Policy and Policy Research 2. Discipline and Chaos: The New Right and Discourses of Derision 3. What is Policy? Texts, Trajectories and Toolboxes 4. Educational Studies, Policy Entrepreneurship and Social Theory 5. Big Policies/Small World: An Introduction to International Perspectives on Education Policy Part 2: Policy Technologies and Policy Analysis 6. Ethics, Self Interest and the Market Form in Education 7. Good School/Bad School: Paradox and Fabrication 8. Educational Reform, Market Concepts and Ethical Re-tooling 9. Standards in Education: Privatisation, Profit and Values 10. The Teacher’s Soul and the Terrors of Performativity Part 3: Social Class and Education Policy 11. Circuits of Schooling: A Sociological Exploration of Parental Choice of School in Social Class Contexts 12. Space, Work and the 'New Urban Economies' 13. Social Justice in the Head: Are we all Libertarians Now 14. 'Ethnic Choosing': Minority Ethnic Students and Higher Education Choice 15. 'I Heard it on the Grapevine': 'Hot' Knowledge and School Choice 16. The Risks of Social Reproduction: The middle Class and Education Markets

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