This book, first published in 1988, examines the most contentious issues in contemporary education. The political, social, educational and geographical impact of changes in the provision of educational services are discussed and illustrated through a wide range of case studies. Issues are examined from a number of different perspectives, amongst them those of the parent, the educational administrator and the organisational theorist, with the result that eh book is able to evaluate which changes are most consistent with the requirements of each group. This book will be of interest to students of sociology and education.
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction Liz Bondi; Part One: The Politics of Educational Provision; 1. Consulting for Change: The Political Geography of School Reorganisation in Portsmouth Alan Burnett 2. Delegation and Community Participation: An Alternative Approach to the Problems Created by Falling Primary School Rolls Michael Adler and Liz Bondi 3. Rezoning: An Exercise in Compromise Alison Petch 4. A Tale of Two Cities: The Impact of Parental Choice on Admissions to Primary Schools in Edinburgh and Dundee Gillian Raab and Michael Adler 5. Educational Policy Innovation: A Conceptual Approach Frank Burdett 6. The International Recruiting Game: Foreign Student-Athletes in American Higher Education John Bale; Part Two: Social Issues in Education; 7. Black and White Young People and Employment in Britain John Eggleston 8. Educational Attainment in Glasgow: The Role of Neighbourhood Deprivation Catherine Garner 9. Catchments, Schools and the Characteristics of Teachers M. H. Matthews, Anthony Airey and Lesley Tacon 10. Technical and Vocational Education Initiative: Criticism, Innovation and Response Les Bell; Conclusion Liz Bondi; References; Index