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  • Foucault and Education

    Putting theory to work

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    Specially selected by Stephen Ball, this is a collection of the best and most interesting recently published papers that ‘use’ Foucault to analyse, destablise and re-claim educational ‘problems’. Arguably the best known social theorist in the western world, Foucault’s work is now widely used by…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge
    Education and Social Theory

  • Policy Actors

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    Policy analysis has always attended to the role of elite actors, but much less often has the policy activity of ‘street level’ actors been attended to. The ‘implementation’ paradigm has tended to caricature the level of practice in terms of ‘resistors’ or policy failure, and ignored the demanding,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06 
    Routledge

  • Progress and Inequality in Comprehensive Education

    Edited by Anthony G. Green, Stephen J. Ball

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Reforming Education and Changing Schools

    Case studies in policy sociology

    By Richard Bowe, Stephen J. Ball, Anne Gold

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Edu.net

    Globalisation and Education Policy Mobility

    By Stephen J. Ball, Carolina Junemann, Diego Santori

    Edu.net builds upon, and extends, a series of research studies of education policy networks and global policy mobilities. It draws on comprehensive data resulting from a Leverhulme Trust research study focused on Africa, and a study funded by the British Academy focused on India, which explored the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge

  • Sociology of Education II

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    A new title from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, Sociology of Education II is a four-volume anthology of the very best scholarship. It is an essential successor to Sociology of Education (2000), also edited by Stephen J. Ball. Sociology of Education (2000) was the first comprehensive…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Major Themes in Education

  • World Yearbook of Education 2015

    Elites, Privilege and Excellence: The National and Global Redefinition of Educational Advantage

    Edited by Agnès van Zanten, Stephen J. Ball, Brigitte Darchy-Koechlin

    This latest volume in the World Yearbook of Education Series focuses on educational elites and inequality, focusing particularly on the ways in which established and emergent groups located at the top of the social hierarchy and power structure reproduce, establish or redefine their position. The…

    Paperback – 2017-02-10
    Routledge
    World Yearbook of Education

  • Governing by Numbers

    Education, governance, and the tyranny of numbers

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    Social science researchers have become increasing attentive to the role of numbers in contemporary life. Issues around big data, national test results, and output and performance statistics are now routinely reported and debated in the media. Numbers are a powerful resource for governments as a…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge

  • Michel Foucault and Education Policy Analysis

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    The work of Michel Foucault has become a major resource for educational researchers seeking to understand how education makes us what we are. In this book, a group of contributors explore how Foucault’s work is used in a variety of ways to explore the ‘hows’ and ‘whos’ of education policy – its…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge

  • Defining The Curriculum

    Histories and Ethnographies

    Edited by Ivor F. Goodson, Stephen J Ball

    This book explores some of the major processes involved in the definition of school subject knowledge. Using historical ethnographic methods, the contributors to the collection highlight and examine some of the factors involved at national, institutional and classroom levels in the making of school…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Education

  • The Micro-Politics of the School

    Towards a Theory of School Organization

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Stephen Ball’s micro-political theory of school organization is a radical departure from traditional theories. He rejects a prescriptive ‘top down’ approach and directly addresses the interest and concerns of teachers and current problems facing schools. In doing so he raises question about the…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Education

  • The Colour of Class

    The educational strategies of the Black middle classes

    By Nicola Rollock, David Gillborn, Carol Vincent, Stephen J. Ball

    How do race and class intersect to shape the identities and experiences of Black middle-class parents and their children? What are Black middle-class parents’ strategies for supporting their children through school? What role do the educational histories of Black middle-class parents play in their…

    Paperback – 2014-11-18
    Routledge

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