Education Reform: A Critical and Post Structural Approach

Education Reform: A Critical and Post Structural Approach

by Stephen J. Ball
     
 

This book builds upon Stephen J. Ball's previous work in the field of education policy analysis. It subjects the ongoing reforms in UK education to a rigorous critical interrogation. It takes as its main concerns the introduction of market forces, managerialism and the national curriculum into the organization of schools and the work of teachers. The author argues… See more details below

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This book builds upon Stephen J. Ball's previous work in the field of education policy analysis. It subjects the ongoing reforms in UK education to a rigorous critical interrogation. It takes as its main concerns the introduction of market forces, managerialism and the national curriculum into the organization of schools and the work of teachers. The author argues that these reforms are combining to fundamentally reconstruct the work of teaching, to generate and ramify multiple inequalities and to destroy civic virtue in education. The effects of the market and management are not technical and neutral but are essentially political and moral. The reforms taking place in the UK are both a form of cultural and social engineering and an attempt to recreate a fantasy education based upon myths of national identity, consensus and glory. The analysis is founded within policy sociology and employ both ethnographic and post-structuralist methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335192724
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.38(d)

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