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Education in Britain : 1944 to present

Author: Ken Jones
Publisher: Malden, MA : Polity, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive and accessible overview of the state of British education in the second half of the twentieth century. Describes and explains the patterning of change and continuity in British  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Jones
ISBN: 0745625746 9780745625744 0745625754 9780745625751
OCLC Number: 52450495
Description: vi, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Post-War Settlements --
Contexts of Reform --
Reshaping Schooling --
Diversity --
Secondary Education for All --
Tensions --
Discontents --
Scotland --
Conservatism and Tradition --
2. The Golden Age? --
Class, Race, Generation --
Teachers, Curriculum, Reform --
Culture and Class: the Grammar School --
Alternatives --
Matters Unresolved --
3. Expansion, Experiment, Conflict --
Labour's Turn --
Fifteen Years Earlier ... --
Primary Education --
Secondary Education --
Radical Shifts --
New Social and Economic Priorities --
Continuities of Reform --
Conservatism Reborn --
4. Conservatism: Triumph and Failure --
The Conservative Programme --
Modernization --
Marketization --
Tradition --
Stages of Conservative Policy --
The ERA and After --
Decline or Consolidation? --
5. New Labour: The Inheritors --
The Newness of New Labour --
Knowledge and Globalization --
Devolution --
New Labour and History --
Re-agenting --
Business --
Creativity --
Differentiation --
Inclusion --
The Question of 'Responsibility' --
What Comes After?
Responsibility: Ken Jones.

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