The Resource Education reform : a critical and post-structural approach, Stephen J. Ball

Education reform : a critical and post-structural approach, Stephen J. Ball

Label
Education reform : a critical and post-structural approach
Title
Education reform
Title remainder
a critical and post-structural approach
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Ball
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. The author 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 employ both ethnographic and post-structuralist methods
Dewey number
379.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC93.G7
LC item number
B34 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Education reform : a critical and post-structural approach, Stephen J. Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-159) and index
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Contents
1. Post-structuralism, ethnography and the critical analysis of education reform -- 2. What is policy? Texts, trajectories and toolboxes -- 3. Education, Majorism and the curriculum of the dead -- 4. Education policy, power relations and teachers' work -- 5. Cost, culture and control: self-management and entrepreneurial schooling -- 6. 'New headship' and school leadership: new relationships and new tensions -- 7. Education markets, choice and social class: the market as a class strategy in the UK and USA -- 8. Competitive schooling: values, ethics and cultural engineering
Control code
000010900261
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 164 p.
Isbn
9780335192724
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94012242
Other physical details
ill.
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.b1639687x
System control number
  • rmr6002369
  • (OCoLC)30355408

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