This in-depth major study will be of great interest to researchers in the sociology of education, education policy, social theory, organization and management studies, and also to professionals concerned about the deleterious impact of current education policy on children's learning and welfare.
Table of Contents
1. Structure, Agency and Educational Change: Morphogenesis and the Need for Analytical Dualism 2. Culture, Organization Theory and the New Managerialism 3. Socio-Cultural Conditioning: Plowden, the Philosophers and Teacher Training 4. Socio-Cultural Interaction: Tyndale, Ruskin and the Black Paper Years 5. Socio-Cultural Elaboration: the 1988 Education Reform Act and the New Managerialism 6. Southside: Managerialism to the Rescue 7. Westside: 'You Can Run, But You Can't Hide!' 8. Some Concluding Remarks: What About the Children?