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Education reform : a critical and post-structural approach

Author: Stephen J Ball
Publisher: Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1994.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Ball
ISBN: 0335192734 9780335192731 0335192726 9780335192724
OCLC Number: 30355408
Description: xii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Glossary --
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 --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Ball.

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