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Schooling Reform In Hard Times : Deakin Studies in Education No 9 - Bob Lingard

Schooling Reform In Hard Times

Deakin Studies in Education No 9

Paperback Published: 18th February 1993
ISBN: 9780750701204
Number Of Pages: 326

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Based on research carried out under Labour governments throughout the 1990s in Western Australia, the authors consider the social, political and economic conditions under which policy is formulated, understood and enacted. They look at how the state structure affects the content and nature of policy statements and provide an outline of the history of policy developments and point to future possibilities and probabilities. Outcomes within funding ceilings, accountability frameworks and national guidelines are but some of the changes referred to. The emergence of competency-based standards in education and training in schools, workplaces and the professions is evident throughout Australia at state level, but the concern is whether issues of education should be played out within the state and outside civil society. The authors argue for the mediation in implementation of policy - rather than a lambasting of policy formulation and implementation. This text is intended for heads of education departments, PGCE, BEd. MEd. students and researchers interested in education policy and planning. Education policymakers, and educational historians.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Restructuring Schooling Towards the 1990sp. 2
Restructuring Australian Education: Comparative Perspectivesp. 23
Corporate Federalism: the Emerging Approach to Policy-Making for Australian Schoolsp. 24
Education, the Economy and Citizenship in Australia: Critical Perspectives and Social Choicesp. 36
Thinking 'Right' in the Usa: Ideological Transformations in an Age of Conservatismp. 49
Two Hemispheres-Both 'New Right'?: 1980s Education Reform in New Zealand and England and Walesp. 63
Restructuring Educational Discourse: Equality and Social Justicep. 89
Education and Social Justice in the Postmodern Agep. 90
Inequality and Educational Reform: Lessons from the Disadvantaged School Projectp. 106
Multiculturalism, Social Justice and the Restructuring of the Australian Statep. 120
Policy and the Politics of Representation: Torres Strait Islanders and Aborigines at the Marginsp. 139
Gender Equity and Economic Rationalism: an Uneasy Alliancep. 153
Corporate Restructuring of the Australian Disability Fieldp. 176
Restructuring Policy and Administration: Four Case Studiesp. 193
The Development of Representative Committees in Victorian Schools: New Structures in the Democratization of Educational Administration?p. 194
The Efficient Corporate State: Labor Restructuring for Better Schools in Western Australiap. 222
Picot-Vision and Reality in New Zealand Schools: an Insider's Viewp. 261
'Nothing but Facts, Sir': Curriculum Reform as a Function of Corporate Federalismp. 284
Notes on Contributorsp. 303
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780750701204
ISBN-10: 075070120X
Series: Deakin Studies in Education No 9
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 18th February 1993
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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