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Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

In Search of A Future, 1st Edition

Edited by Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder


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What unites the contributors to this book is an opposition to Thatcherite policies on education and an agreement upon the need for the development of democracy in education. This volume highlights the importance of an area of neglected theoretical and practical concern: the development of a critique of the philosophy and policies of the new Right, and of credible alternative policies.


‘Makes an original contribution to educational understanding, and presents its evidence with human generosity and great complexity of detail.’ Observer

‘A brilliant study of the effect of a grammar-school education on working-class children and their families.’ New Statesman

‘Deserves the most careful study by politicians, administrators, teachers and parents’ Sunday Times

Table of Contents

1. Education and the Working Class: A Cause for Concern Phillip Brown. 2. Traditions of Socialism and Educational Policy Hugh Lauder. 3. Democracy and Fraternity: Towards a New Paradigm for the Comprehensive School Michael Fielding. 4. Costing Democracy: Schooling, Equality and Democracy in Sweden Stephen J Ball. 5. The Idea of a Socialist Education Colin Lacey. 6. Education, Production and Reform Robert Moore. 7. A Socialist Education for Girls Ann Marie Wolpe. 8. Towards a Democratic Science Education Alison Kelly. 9. Body Matters: Towards a Socialist Physical Education John Evans. 10. The Playground Project: A Democratic Learning Experience Patricia White. 11. Democratic Renewal in Schools: A Place for Socio-Technical Change Martin Lawn. 12. Youth Training and the Manpower Services Commission: Possibilities and Limitations. Shane J Blackman.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education

Routledge Library Editions: Education consists of 244 volumes by some of the greatest educationalists, teaching professionals and policy makers of the twentieth century. The volumes are available in a set; in mini-sets themed by sub-discipline; or individually, in your choice of print or ebook.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects