'Everyone who has been to school has a view on education. For a chosen few, that experience can become a vision. Education Policy, via interviews with several Secretaries of State for Education and a supporting analytical commentary, provides a fascinating insight and historical appraisal of English policy rationale. A splendid read' - Dr David Kitchener, Reader in Education, University of Bolton
A clear analysis into the the impact of education policy reform and the results in a range of education sectors; essential for students looking to complete research at all levels of UG and MA study.
This as been a useful book for me to build my teaching resources from. I definitely consider this a good resource for lecture preparation.
Very current, well written and helps with module requirements
A very accessible text for newcomers to the study of education policy
It fits in nicely with our first year module 'Education and Social Policy'
Gives a detailed history of education policy and reforms in the UK, written in an interesting and engaging way.
This book in accompanying the reading for the module Context and Policy for Children.
This supported my study on a critical education module, excellent. Current information on education policy. Very useful.
Really good overview of educational policy. Very accessible and useful at M level and beyond.
A very good textbook covering the essentials of education policy.
An excellent source for the exploration of the timeline of educational policy.
Useful book to support the development of student teacher's understanding of current policy and the history. Explanations of how we are we we are.
This is a very well written and researched book and provides a thorough history of education in England, and provides an interesting context for the current changes in policy.
It will serve as a very useful resource for students in illustrating the contexts for change, for them to situate policies within the wider scale and use as the starting point for more in-depth study of the curriculum.
This is a really useful text; the inclusion of interview material with different Education Secretaries works extremely well as a key feature.
Clear timeline on education policy - easy to understand
comprehensive history of the educational landscape up until present time; explains why the curriculum is shaped as it is. Good for PGCE students and their curriculum understanding.
This text book will hep students at all level who are interested in policy-making and in policies in general to understand the development of education policy in the post war years. This book is a great addition to the existing ones.
This book will serve as a key piece of reading for Postgraduate students. Undergraduate students, especially of Education Studies, will benefit mainly from the case studies of the Secretaries of States for Education.
This is an impressive and important text for background reading within education policy research
A very readable book introducing education policy. Useful for dipping into to find out about some specific changes.
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