Education Reform and the State

Author: John Furlong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134558422
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The last quarter of the twentieth century was a very important period in history of education. Beginning with the so-called 'Great Debate', the period witnessed intense public and political interest in educational issues, culminating in an almost unprecedented amount of education-related legislation, the most symbolic of which was the Education Reform Act of 1988. Some scholars have rightly claimed that the education system was 'transformed' during this period, pointing to major changes in the ways in which schools, further education colleges and universities were organised, managed and controlled. Others have claimed that these changes altered the power relationships which had underpinned the education system since 1944. Given the sheer scale and pace of the education-policy related reforms of this period, this edited collection brings together some of the leading scholars in education to reflect on the major legislative and structural changes in education over the past few decades. Published in the year of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Callaghan's Ruskin College speech in 1976, it provides a definitive contemporary history of education policy in the late twentieth century. The editors bring together some of the leading educationalists to reflect on the major legislative and structural changes in the field over the last twenty five years. The book will be of use to education students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as students and academics working in social policy.

Reflective Teaching of History 11 18

Author: Rob Phillips
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826460437
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This series of textbooks is aimed at teacher training students and comprises two concerns: the practice of teaching and how to use theory and research findings to improve that practice, and how to meet the TTA standards whilst placing them in a wider context. This comprehensive textbook is an accessible guide to all those who are new to the profession of teaching history. Covering all aspects of the job, from planning through to teaching and assessment, Rob Phillips provides constructive, practical advice to help subject teachers become more effective in their work>

An Introduction to the Study of Education

Author: David Matheson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857631
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What is education? This core textbook will help students in pursuit of this question by providing a comprehensive, gentle and reflective introduction to the initial study of education. Updated in line with the latest policies, reforms and issues within education, this third edition includes: full exploration of the historical, sociological, philosophical and psychological roots of education a focus on all levels of education – pre-school, primary, secondary, post-16 and lifelong learning the latest controversies and debates within education new material on compulsory education, special educational needs and post-16 developments clear insights into the role and background of research within education.

Citizenship Education Identity and Nationhood

Author: Dean Garratt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780826498199
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Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, citizenship education has been revived as a theoretical discourse and focus for pedagogical enquiry, with specific concern for practice in schools. These have taken particular directions where citizenship has sometimes appeared as a statutory subject and at others as a cross-curricular theme, both ways generating ideas and contestations, as well as prescriptions for classroom practitioners. Such philosophical and pedagogical momentum has occurred at a time of unprecedented global change, accompanied by an ongoing struggle to conceptualize citizenship in a manner that is inclusive and acceptable to all, and yet which is also capable of embracing a spirit of critical inquiry. This book gives a level of discourse that is central to scholars of education, including advanced undergraduate students and research specialists, whilst not precluding interest from critically inquisitive classroom practitioners. This is achieved by developing a series of entry points to themes that presently articulate with the statutory order for citizenship education: human rights, politics of identity, race, ethnicity, social justice, monarchy and subject-hood, and the challenge of global inter-dependence. The book also raises critical issues that articulate with notions of identity and self and other, and which underpin key debates of the themes for contemporary citizenship.

Transformation of education policy

Author: Kerstin Martens
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230246348
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Transformation of Education Policydeals with internalization processes in education policy and their impact on national policy making. It investigates national responses to the PISA study for secondary education and the Bologna study for tertiary education. Five in depth country case studies are included.

History Politics and Policy making in Education

Author: David Crook
Publisher: Inst of Education
ISBN:
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Richard Aldrich, Emeritus Professor of History of Education, retired in 2003 after a 30-year career at the Institute of Education, where he continues to serve as Public Orator. In his scholarship, Aldrich has particularly emphasised the importance of historical perspectives and the relationship between the educational past, politics and policy-making. This wide-ranging volume of ten essays, by fellow historians of education who have been privileged to work closely with Aldrich, takes up the theme of history, politics and policy-making, examining such diverse themes as motherhood, gender, race, school curricula and inspection, the teaching of reading, approaches to educating gifted children, economic and historical perspectives on educational policy-making, university politics and national security. Controversies about politics and policy-making are to be found in each of these chapters, which demonstrate how an understanding of the historical past may help us to set in context current educational issues. The volume includes an introduction that pays tribute to Aldrich’s leadership of the educational history field in the UK and overseas and a comprehensive listing of his major writings.

Policy making and Policy Learning in 14 19 Education

Author: David Raffe
Publisher: Inst of Education
ISBN: 9780854737468
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In recent years 14-19 education has been the subject of numerous reviews, innovations and policy changes. What can be learnt from this experience and do current policies incorporate this learning? In this book, leading experts on 14-19 education and training explore the concept of policy-learning and examine recent policies and policy-making in England and Scotland. They focus on three main types of policy-learning: learning from the experience of earlier policies, learning from local innovations and learning from comparisons with other countries, including ‘home international’ comparisons within the UK. They suggest that in order to meet current challenges in 14-19 education, it is not only the policies that need to change, but also the way in which policies are made. The book concludes by arguing that only a participative approach to policy-making, bringing together policy-makers, practitioners and researchers, can form the basis of a comprehensive strategy for improved policy learning. This book will be of interest to all those involved in, or affected by, policy-making in the increasingly high-profile and politically charged field of 14-19 education.

Education by Numbers

Author: Warwick Mansell
Publisher: Politico's Publishing
ISBN:
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It sounded a noble aim, for New Labour to prioritise education. The method they chose since coming to power was a relentless attempt to raise standards by an obsession with tests and exams in every school, almost at every level. Warwick Mansell researches the subject in detail, and reveals how intention and practice differ so widely.

Public Affairs for Journalists

Author: James Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Public Affairs for Journalists is a punchy and practical introduction to all aspects of central and local government. It provides journalism students with all the information they will need to cover public affairs confidently. The text starts with the emergence of Britain's constitution, the changing role of the monarchy and the origins of parliamentary democracy. It goes on to explore the roles of individual departments of state, such as the Treasury, and recent moves away from 'biggovernment' towards more commercially driven forms of public service delivery. It also looks at Britain's position in the world with chapters on the EU and IR. The second half of the book examines the evolution of the present-day council framework. It explores the complexities of local government finance and explores the roles of elected councillors, emergency services and individual departments. The book concludes by looking at the Freedom of Information Act. Public Affairs for Journalistsis accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes: For Students: Regular updates Web links

Inclusion and Diversity in Education

Author: Peter Hick
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412947091
Format: PDF, ePub
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This 4-volume set brings together seminal articles and key writings on the theme of inclusion and diversity in education. The collection takes disability and special educational need as a starting point from which to develop a broader focus on a range of themes relating to learners who may be marginalised from educational opportunities. This includes for example members of minority ethnic communities, students excluded from schools or who are 'looked after' in public care, and other dimensions of exclusion arising from social class, gender or sexuality. The starting point for understanding inclusive education lies in social justice perspectives, and this forms the basis for the first volume. Volumes two and three focus on research aimed at developing more inclusive practices both at the levels of schools and school systems, and at the levels of inclusive pedagogy, enacted in the classroom and through the curriculum.Volume four reflects the range of voices in research on inclusive education, drawing on traditionally marginalised voices and those of learners in particular. Three cross-cutting themes are represented across all four volumes: a chronological approach, showing how key concepts and perspectives have developed in each area of the literature; identified groups of learners; developing more nuanced readings of how processes of exclusion and inclusion intersect dimensions such as disability, class and race; and, contexts for learning - such as urban education and global or comparative perspectives.