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Education Policy



May 2013 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Do you find it difficult to keep up with the pace of change in education policy? This essential book takes an historical perspective to illuminate current educational issues. The authors draw on documentary evidence to describe, record and analyze education policy in England and Wales since the Second World War.

Inside you will find in-depth interviews with a number of former Education Ministers, and others who were directly involved in the development and implementation of education policy. Key decision-makers such as David Blunkett, Ed Balls and Michael Gove are asked to discuss the historical context of their period of office and to consider the lasting legacy of the policies they have been responsible for.

This is a must-read for graduate students in education courses. It will be a valuable resource to undergraduates studying modern history and social policy, as well as international students who wish to gain an insight of the English education system. From Butler to Balls and beyond, this book provides a unique insight into the impact and legacy of education policy.


 
INTRODUCTION
 
PART ONE: 1944-1979: POST-WAR CONSENSUS
 
1944-1960: The Post-War Consensus: Education for All?
 
1960-1969: A Decade of Social and Legislative Innovation
 
1970-1979: The Breakdown of Consensus
 
PART TWO: 1979-1997: MARKETISATION AND COMPETITION
 
1979-1987: Introduction of Competition into Education
 
1988-1992: Education Reform: A Period of Turbulence
 
1992-1997: Education Practice under the Microscope
 
PART THREE: 1997-2010: BLAIR AND BEYOND
 
1997-2001: The First Labour Government since 1979
 
2001-2007: The Second Phase of the Labour Government
 
2007-2010: The Final Part of the New Labour Project
 
2010 AND BEYOND: INTERESTING TIMES
 
APPENDIX: TABLE OF MINISTERS/SECRETARIES OF STATE 1945-PRESENT

A very useful text for students studying at all levels. Covers key themes and debates within education policy.

Miss Charlotte Jones
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
September 20, 2013

provides some good background information on UK Education Policy

Ms Jay Henry
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
September 20, 2013

I have been looking for a text book that covers the ground in an engaging and comprehensive manner that would be accessable for first year undergraduates; and this is it!

Mr Iain Campbell-King
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
June 27, 2013

A fantastic and erudite text. All beginning and seasoned educationalists need to read this.

Ms Therese Lewis
Education (Coach Lane), Northumbria University
June 19, 2013

A useful addition

Ms Sally Howard
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
May 8, 2013

This is an excellent book for Education Studies students. A very accessible text for undergraduates, which at the same time is very scholarly and extremely informative.

Dr Gill Forrester
Faculty of Educ, Community & Leisure, Liverpool John Moores University
April 30, 2013

This was an interesting read and an authoritative resource for occasional reference for issues relating to UK education.
A chronological account of the development of policy however does not offer the sort of analysis required by my MA students to study policy developments in a global context.

Mr Trevor Davies
Institute of Education, Reading University
March 28, 2013

An excellent summary of the way policy has developed in the UK.

Mrs Branwen Bingle
Institute of Education, Worcester University
March 27, 2013

Recommended for the the more able student of education policy

Mrs Chelle Davison
Education , Leeds Metropolitan University
March 17, 2013

Comprehensive and accessible text which covers key UK governmental ideologies and political change

Miss Laura Ashton
Health , Burnley College
February 27, 2013

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