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Education Policy and Contemporary Politics - Jack Demaine

Education Policy and Contemporary Politics

By: Jack Demaine (Editor)

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Published: 18th June 1999
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Education policy is at the very top of the political agenda the proclaimed top priority of the "New Labour" government. Yet Labour has inherited a quasi market education system and remains under the direction of reform during the coming year. This book examines new directions on issues of selection and educational opportunity, gender and racism and the question of school effectiveness and school improvements. The politics for the National Curriculum and its assessment are explored, alongside issues of lifelong learning and IT policy. The book explores the key questions of the future reform of education in contemporary Britain with contributions from the leading experts in education, education policy, politics and sociology.

'This is a wide-ranging and serious contribution to the political debate on education. Every chapter is readable and all cast light on current educational issues.' - Gerald Haigh, Times Educational Supplement

Introduction Education Policy and Contemporary Politics; J.Demaine Moving Back from Comprehensive Education?; T.Edwards, S.Power & G.Whitty Educational Reforms, Gender and Families; M.David School Effectiveness, School Improvement and Contemporary Educational Policies; D.Reynolds Race, Nation and Education: New Labour and the New Racism; D.Gillborn Beyond the Bell Curve: New Politics for the National Curriculum; B.Moon Educational Assessment in an Era of Reform; R.Murphy & J.Wilmut Challenging Tripartism: Class and Inequality in Post-Compulsory Education Policy; D.Gleeson Education Policy and IT; Virtual Reality?; P.King & P.Wild Education Policy: The Next Ten Years; S.Sexton Index

ISBN: 9780333682517
ISBN-10: 0333682513
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 18th June 1999
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1