Ideology and Educational Reform traces the underlying ideological problems that make genuine educational reform difficult. It describes three major themes in public education: common school, human capital, and clientelism.
1. The First Triangle: The Problems of Educational Reform 2. The "Theoretical Mystique" and Thematic Analysis 3. The Common School Theme: Moral Education and the "Tie that Binds" 4. Schools, Scapegoats, and Skills: Educational Reform and the Economy 5. "Clientelism" and the Odd Couple: Choice and Welfare in Education 6. The Future of Educational Reform: Political Choices and School Culture