1st Edition

Contemporary Debates in Education
An Historical Perspective




ISBN 9780582057975
Published November 11, 1991 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Did the Thatcher years and their aftermath constitute a revolution or a restoration in education. Do they represent a departure from, or a reinforcement of tradition? Contemporary Debates in Education is a thought-provoking volume which reviews the reforms of the eighties and early nineties, then follow this with an examination of the long-standing issues in education over the last century in order to relate current reforms and changes to their broader historical background, so that those with a general or professional interest in education can better understand the process in which they are involved.

Table of Contents

Editor's preface
Author's preface
List of tables
List of figures
Acknowledgements

Part 1: Contemporary issues in education
1. A decade and more of debate

Part 2: Generic issues in education
2. The debate over the curriculum
3. Schools, systems and values
4. Further, higher and adult education since 1900
5. Undertsanding the 1990s

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