This book, first published in 1985, argues that changes in the education system are closely bound up with wider social and political changes. It considers items within education such as developments in teacher assessment policy and changes in the control of education policy; and external items such as new directions in the management of the economy, of class relations and of the political system. Throughout, the book reflects a mood of growing frustration and anxiety shared by many teachers and educationalists which, the book argues, stems from a feeling that the education system is not being run as it should be. This title will be of interest to students of education and sociology.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction: Education and Social Change Len Barton and Stephen Walker; Part One: Teachers and Social Change; 1. A More Distant Drummer: Teacher Development as the Development of Self Jennifer Nias 2. School Politics, Teachers’ Careers and Educational Change: A Case Study of Becoming a Comprehensive School Stephen Ball 3. The Local State and Teachers: The Case of Liverpool Henry Miller 4. Teacher Bashing and Teacher Boosting: Critical Views of Teachers between 1965 and 1975 Gertrude McPherson 5. Judging Teachers: The Social and Political Contexts of Teacher Evaluation Gerald Grace; Part Two: Schools and Social Change; 6. The Interaction between Sex, Class and Social Change: Coeducation and the Move from Formal to Informal Discrimination Jenny Shaw 7. Schools, Discipline and Social Control Ann Marie Wolpe 8. The Compliant-Creative Worker: The Ideological Reconstruction of the School Leaver Heather Cathcart and Geoff Esland 9. On the ‘Relative Autonomy’ of Education: Micro-Macro-Structures Ronald King 10. Organising the Unconscious: Toward a Social Psychology of Education Philip Wexler; Author Index; Subject Index