About the Author
Clyde Chitty is Visiting Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He is the author, co-author, or editor of over 30 books and reports on education, including Thirty Years On (with Caroline Benn, 1996), Education Policy in Britain (2004, 2009), and Eugenics, Race and Intelligence in Education (2007). He was formerly Goldsmiths Professor of Policy and Management in Education at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Table of Contents1. Introduction 2. The Origins of Political Parties in Britain: Consensus or Conflict? 3. Labour Education Policy, 1944 to 1994: Fifty Years of Missed Opportunities and Uneasy Compromises 4. A Change of Direction: The Origins of New Labour's Education Philosophy 5. Choice, Diversity, and Selection: The Steady Abandonment of the Comprehensive Ideal 6. The Privatization of Education 7. The Erosion of the National Curriculum 8. International Perspectives 9. Conclusion