Educational Policy and the Politics of Change / Edition 1

Educational Policy and the Politics of Change / Edition 1

by Miriam Henry, Bob Lingard, Fazal Rizvi, Sandra Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415118719

ISBN-13: 9780415118712

Pub. Date: 02/25/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Governments around the world are trying to come to terms with new technologies, new social movements and a changing global economy. As a result, educational policy finds itself at the centre of a major political struggle between those who see it only for its instrumental outcomes and those who see its potential for human emancipation.
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Overview

Governments around the world are trying to come to terms with new technologies, new social movements and a changing global economy. As a result, educational policy finds itself at the centre of a major political struggle between those who see it only for its instrumental outcomes and those who see its potential for human emancipation.
This book is a successor to the best-selling Understanding Schooling (1988). It provides a readable account of how educational policies are developed by the state in response to broader social, cultural, economic and political changes which are taking place. It examines the way in which schools live and work with these changes, and the policies which result from them.
The book examines policy making at each level, from perspectives both inside and outside the state bureaucracy. It has a particular focus on social justice.
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students will find that this book enables them to understand the reasoning behind the changes they are expected to implement. It will help to prepare them to confront an uncertain educational world, whilst still retaining their enthusiasm for education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415118712
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/25/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The policy phenomenon1
2What is policy?22
3Doing policy analysis36
4Globalisation, the state and education policy making54
5Educational restructuring78
6Putting education to work100
7Difference, social justice and educational policy126
8The politics of educational change152
References176
Index189

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