Diversity and Change: Education Policy and Selection by John AhierDiversity and Change: Education Policy and Selection by John Ahier

Diversity and Change: Education Policy and Selection

EditorJohn Ahier, Ben Cosin, Margaret Hales

Paperback | February 1, 1996

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It is not only the UK education system which has recently undergone a process of change, although it has certainly been one of the most dramatically affected. Free market conceptions have played their part in these changes, particularly throughout the European Union. This collection therefore focuses on the economic and social contexts for education both in the UK and internationally, and how these have had an impact on the education systems of different countries.
The authors write from a wide range of standpoints, some supportive and some critical of the new paradigms, but all focus on the traditions which have been subjected to ideological attacks, and in the processes and outcomes of those attacks.
Title:Diversity and Change: Education Policy and SelectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.1 inPublished:February 1, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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Table of Contents

IntroductionSection 1 International differences and comparing tradition1.1 Social selection in educational systems in EuropeW.MuellerandW. Karle1.2 School Knowledge tradition Britain and a single market Europe: prospects for a common school curriculumM. Maclean1.3 Faith based grant-maintained schools: selective international policy borrowing from the NetherlandsG. Walford1.4 European dimensions in schoolsI. FindlaySection 2: Economic change and education2.1 A Curriculum for the 21st centuryM. Young2.2 Flexible specialisation, work organisation and skills: approaching the `second industrial divideA.J. Phillimore2.3 The challenge of economic utilityC. Bailey2.4 Training credits: the pilot doomed to succeedK. RobertsSection 3: Ideologies in Conflict3.1 Speech by the Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. James Callaghan, MP, at a foundation stone-laying ceremony at Ruskin College, Oxford, on Monday 18 October 1976 3.2 Public versus Private ProvisionS.R. Dennison3.3 Markets or democracy for educationS. Ransen3.4 Explaining economic decline and teaching children about industry: some unintended continuities?J. AhierSection 4: Institutions and Policies4.1 The changing role of the state in education provisionC. Chitty4.2 New magistracies and commissionariatsR. Morris4.3 The policy process and the processes of policyR. Bowe,S.J. BallwithA. Gold4.4 Market discipline versus comprehensive education: a case study of a London comprehensive school struggling to survive in the education market placeS. Gewirtz4.5 Equal opportunities: the curriculum and the subjectL. JonesandR. Moore