This book, first published in 1988, examines the development of secondary comprehensive education from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tensions and transformations in the meaning and practice of ‘comprehensive’ and ‘progressive’ education within the state education sector are examined and described. The main themes throughout the collection are the deepening crisis of comprehensive education and the profound restructuring which is taking place in secondary education as a result of current government policy. This title will be of interest to students of education and sociology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Overview: Choice, Progress and Inequality Anthony G. Green 2. Some Observations on Progressivism and Curriculum Practice David Hamilton 3. Implications for Progressivism of Recent Changes in the Control and Direction of Education Policy Roger Dale 4. Progress and Control in Scottish Secondary Education Policy David Hartley 5. Community and the Limits of Social Democracy: Scenes from the Politics Steve Baron 6. Progressive Education, Oppositional Spaces and Gender Tuula Gordon 7. Points and Posts: A Case Study of Teacher Careers in a Comprehensive School Robert G. Burgess 8. Home-School Relations Miriam David 9. The Career of an Antiracist Education School Policy: Some Observations on the Mismanagement of Change Barry Tronya 10. Social Class and the Process of Schooling – A Case Study of a Comprehensive School in a Mining Community William Dubberley 11. Class, Culture and Schooling among the New Middle Classes Peter Aggleton 12. On the Margins of Education: Finding a Dimension for Belief Bernadette O’Keeffe 13. Progress and the Radical Educational Press Jenny Thewlis; Index