The education debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

The education debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

by Stephen J. Ball

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The education debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Stephen J. Ball


Stephen Ball provides a substantive account of current education policy trends and offers a way to make sense of what is happening to our experience of education, as learners, as teachers, as parents and as citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861349200
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 01/23/2008
Series: Policy Press - Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Stephen J. Ball, School of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies, Institute of Education, University of London

Table of Contents

List of tables, figures and boxes iv

List of abbreviations vi

About the author ix

Acknowledgements x

Preface Michael Hill xi

Introduction: education education education policy 1

1 Introduction to key concepts: education policy, economic necessity and public service reform 11

2 Class, comprehensives and continuities: a short history of English education policy 55

3 Current policy models and The UK government's approach to public service reform 101

4 Current key issues: forms of policy and forms of equity 153

5 A sociology of education policy: past, present and future 193

References 207

Index 227

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