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Blair's Educational Legacy : Thirteen Years of New Labour - A. Green

Blair's Educational Legacy

Thirteen Years of New Labour

By: A. Green

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Published: 19th January 2011
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Providing an overview and Marxist assessment of Tony Blair and New Labour's U.K. education policies, structures, and processes, the contributors in this exciting new collection discuss specific aspects of education policy and practices. This examination is set against the changing political and economic contexts of the British state’s responses to global and neo-liberal pressures. Central themes include: New Labour and the education market state; New Labour, education, and ideology; and totality and open Marxism. Green's work marks a timely contribution to Marxist analysis and Left critical assessment and is the first such collection addressing New Labour education policy.

Blair and New Labour: Contexts, Legacies, and Prospects for Educating the Educatorsp. 1
Education and the Crunch: Gloom and Opportunitiesp. 25
Education, Education, Education or Business, Business, Business?p. 45
Valorisation and the Role of the University under New Labour: Reclaiming the Commons in a Knowledge-based Economyp. 65
The Professional Imagination: Remaking Education Policy in a Neoliberal Contextp. 101
Curriculum Change and the Blair Yearsp. 121
Academies: Diversity, Economism, and Contending Forces for Changep. 145
Ten Years of New Labour Education Policy and Racial Inequality: An Act of Whiteness or Neoliberalism?p. 171
Patterns of Conflict in Education: France, Italy, Englandp. 193
Afterword: New Labour's Legacy ...the Con-Dems and Zombie Blairismp. 219
Contributorsp. 227
Name Indexp. 229
Subject Indexp. 232
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ISBN: 9780230621763
ISBN-10: 0230621767
Series: Marxism and Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 19th January 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1