The Tory Mind on Education: 1979-1994 (Hardback) book cover

The Tory Mind on Education


By D Lawton

© 2012 – Routledge

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About the Book

This book discusses conservative education policies since 1979 by referring to beliefs, values and attitudes. It relates ideology to policies and provides some background about the years before 1979 – definitions of Conservatism and descriptions of Tory beliefs and traditional Conservative views on education. The second part of the book provides a brief outline of the years between the 1944 Education Act and 1979.


Table of Contents

1 Conservatism and Conservative Views on Education. 2 From Consensus to Conflict 1944-79. 3 The Attack on Education 1979-86. 4 The Baker Years 1986-89. 5 From Confusion to Chaos 1989-94 6 Ideology & Policies 1979-94: Some Problems and Contradictions. 7 The Needs of a Modern Education Service 8 The Tory Mind Revisited: Markets or Planning? 9 Summary and Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects