This essential book takes an historical perspective to illuminate current educational issues. The authors draw on documentary evidence to describe, record and analyze education policy in England and Wales since the Second World War. Inside you will find in-depth interviews with a number of former Education Ministers, and others who were directly involved in the development and implementation of education policy. Key decision-makers such as David Blunkett, Ed Balls and Michael Gove are asked to discuss the historical context of their period of office and to consider the lasting legacy of the policies they have been responsible for.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTIONPART ONE: 1944-1979: POST-WAR CONSENSUS1944-1960: The Post-War Consensus: Education for All?1960-1969: A Decade of Social and Legislative Innovation1970-1979: The Breakdown of ConsensusPART TWO: 1979-1997: MARKETISATION AND COMPETITION1979-1987: Introduction of Competition into Education1988-1992: Education Reform: A Period of Turbulence1992-1997: Education Practice under the MicroscopePART THREE: 1997-2010: BLAIR AND BEYOND1997-2001: The First Labour Government since 1979 2001-2007: The Second Phase of the Labour Government 2007-2010: The Final Part of the New Labour Project2010 AND BEYOND: INTERESTING TIMESAPPENDIX: TABLE OF MINISTERS/SECRETARIES OF STATE 1945-PRESENT