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Education Reform, Sc : Brown Judaic Studies; 291 - Stephen Ball

Education Reform, Sc

Brown Judaic Studies; 291

Paperback Published: 1st September 1994
ISBN: 9780335192724
Number Of Pages: 178

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This book builds upon Stephen J. Ball's previous work in the field of education policy analysis. It subjects the ongoing reforms in UK education to a rigorous critical interrogation. It takes as its main concerns the introduction of market forces, managerialism and the National Curriculum into the organization of schools and the work of teachers. Ball argues that these reforms are combining to fundamentally reconstruct the work of teaching, to generate and ramify multiple inequalities and to destroy civic virtue in education. The effects of the market and management are not technical and neutral but are essentially political and moral. The reforms taking place in the UK are both a form of cultural and social engineering and an attempt to recreate a fantasy education based upon myths of national identity, consensus and glory. The analysis is founded within policy sociology and employs both ethnographic and post-structuralist methods.

"Readers interested in methodological and epistemological issues will find this of great interest...For educationalists who are critical of government intervention in education the book provides a powerful analysis of the political underpinning of recent so-called educational reform...A thought provoking book that I enjoyed reading." - Management in Education "The book goes a way towards developing a critical foundation from which to articulate alternative reform agendas...a fine book." - Qualitative Studies in Education

Post-Structuralism
Ethnography and the Critical Analysis of Educational Reform What is/f002 /f001Policy? Texts
Trajectories and Toolboxes Education
Majorism and the Curriculum of the Dead Education Policy
Power Relations and Teachers' Work Cost
Culture and Control Self Management and Entrepreneurial Schooling 'New Headship' Schools Leadership
New Relationships and New Tensions Education Markets
Choice and Social Class
The Market as a Class Strategy in the UK and US Competitive Schooling Values
Ethics and Cultural Engineering
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780335192724
ISBN-10: 0335192726
Series: Brown Judaic Studies; 291
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st September 1994
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1