Reforming Education and Changing Schools: Case studies in policy sociology, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Reforming Education and Changing Schools

Case studies in policy sociology, 1st Edition

By Richard Bowe, Stephen J. Ball, Anne Gold


192 pages

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The Education Reform Act introduced in England and Wales in 1988 brought about enormous changes in schools, both as management units and as educational institutions. This book, first published in 1992, was the first to look at the effects of the Act in all its aspects on the basis of empirical evidence gathered from schools over the first three years of the Act's implementation. It looks at how change is being achieved in the Local Management of Schools, the influence of the market on schools, the introduction of the National Curriculum and the place of Special Needs provision in the new education scene. This book will be of interest to all who want to know about educational reform in Britain. It will also be of interest to those in the fields of education policy, educational management and sociology of education.

Table of Contents

List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Policy Process and the Processes of Policy 2. Education in the Marketplace 3. LMS (the Local Management of Schools) and the Entrepreneurial School 4. The National Curriculum: Subject to Change? 5. Special Educational Needs in a New Context 6. Changing Management and the Management of Change!; References; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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