Education Policy and Realist Social Theory

Education Policy and Realist Social Theory

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In Europe welfare state provision has been subjected to 'market forces'. Over the last two decades, the framework of economic competitiveness has become the defining aim of education, to be achieved by new managerialist techniques and mechanisms. This book thoughtfully and persuasively argues against this new vision of education, and offers a different, more useful potential approach. This in-depth major study will be of great interest to researchers in the sociology of education, education policy, social theory, organization and management studies, and also to professionals concerned about the deleterious impact of current education policy on children's learning and welfare.Indeed, such subversion started to break down asa result of both the fiscal crisis and the new literacy and numeracy targets set by ... PAT: Whatwehave todo is specify targets by summer 1999. We will aim to achievean increase of Level4 Key Stage 2. ANDY: SATs PAT:Yes, SATs. [Atthispoint the head handedout thelocal authoritya#39;s Primary Performance Tables 1997Key StageTwo Results.] ... ANDY: Butat 11avery high standard...level 6 paper a€“ last year many were floored by it.

Title:Education Policy and Realist Social Theory
Author:Robert Wilmott
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-08-29


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