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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

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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