A Study of Interest Groups and Parliament
Originally published in 1975. This masterly study of policies and policy-makers in education opens up a major, and fascinating, area of public policy to analysis. In this book Professor Kogan draws together many of his previous findings to provide a searching examination and overview of education and its relationship both to government and to individuals and groups within the system. The result is not only a definitive statement on the making of educational policy, but a study of pressure groups; and in broader terms it is a commentary on the democratic efficiency of the British policymaking process both inside and outside Parliament.
The core of the book is an analysis of the main policies which were the major concerns of educational government between 1960 and 1974. This shows how the various interest groups in education differ in their attitudes and their ways of working; and provides both an intriguing insight into the historical development of education over this key period and a variety of personal views from the individuals who helped to shape this development.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction and Policies 1. Purposes and Scope 2. Some History: From Expansionism to Pessimism, 1960-1974 3. The Objectives and Policies of Education, 1960-1974: A Classification Part 2: The Interest Groups 4. Policy Changes as Perceived by Those Involved 5. The Place of Interest Groups in the Decision-Making Process: An Analytical Framework 6. Local Authority Associations 7. Teachers’ Associations 8. The Changing Pattern - i) New Groups in the 19605 and 19703 ii) The Intelligentsia Part 3: Parliament 9. Parliament and Education Part 4: Case Studies 10. The Case of Higher Education - i) The Public Sector ii) The Universities 11. Case Study: Comprehensive Secondary Education Part 5: Summary and Conclusions 12. Summary and Conclusions