Education Policy


Education Policy

9781858987927 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by James Marshall, Professor of Education and Michael Peters, Professor, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
Publication Date: 1999 ISBN: 978 1 85898 792 7 Extent: 864 pp
There have been dramatic changes in education policy throughout the world in the final quarter of the 20th Century. This important volume presents an invaluable collection of previously published and specially commissioned articles which capture these major changes in educational policy.

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There have been dramatic changes in education policy throughout the world in the final quarter of the 20th Century. This important volume presents an invaluable collection of previously published and specially commissioned articles which capture these major changes in educational policy.

Driven by demands for efficiency and performance, traditional liberal views of education as promoting and providing the ideals of an educated elite and empowered autonomous individuals have been supplanted. Increasingly there have been moves from localized and national policies towards international policies, and a closer integration of schools into the world. Education policy and associated management styles have overtly incorporated current market-led economic theories and in major western nations where education has been seen as a traditional welfare right, policy has moved to a commodification of education and to various forms of privatisation.

Topics include Education Policy: Definition, Analysis, Criticism and Research; Economics: Markets and Development; Education Policy and the State; Race, Development and Culture; and Social Justice, Literacy and New Technologies.

Education Policy will be an indispensable reference source for students, researchers and practitioners.
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‘. . . a major piece of work and deserves a wide audience.’
– Justin Dillon, Environmental Education Research

‘As the book presents a rich collection of research in the area, at one place for the convenience of researchers, the scholars would undoubtedly feel it worth having.’
– Jandhyala B.G. Tilak, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration
38 articles, dating from 1988 to 1999
Contributors include: M. Apple, M. Blaug, N. Burbules, M. Carnoy, B. Connell, R. Dale, H. Giroux, A.H. Halsey, S. Marginson, T. Popkewitz, C. Torres, G. Whitty

Acknowledgements • Preface

Part I: Education Policy: Definition, Analysis, Criticism and Research
1. Stephen J. Ball (1994), ‘What is Policy? Texts, Trajectories and Toolboxes’
2. John A. Codd (1988), ‘The Construction and Deconstruction of Educational Policy Documents’
3. John Fitz, David Halpin and Sally Power (1994), ‘Implementation Research and Education Policy: Practice and Prospects’
4. Hilary Janks (1997), ‘Critical Discourse Analysis as a Research Tool’
5. Jenny Ozga (1990), ‘Policy Research and Policy Theory: A Comment on Fitz and Halpin’
6. Michael Peters and James Marshall (1996), ‘Educational Policy Analysis and the Politics of Interpretation’
7. Sandra Taylor (1997), ‘Critical Policy Analysis: Exploring Contexts, Texts and Consequences’
Part II: Economics: Markets and Development
8. Mark Blaug (1989), ‘Review of Economics of Education: Research and Studies Edited by George Psacharopoulos. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 1987. 482 pp.’
9. Phillip Brown and Hugh Lauder (1996), ‘Education, Globalization and Economic Development’
10. Martin Carnoy (1995), ‘Structural Adjustment and the Changing Face of Education’
11. John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe (1988), ‘Politics, Markets, and the Organization of Schools’
12. Patrick Fitzsimons and Michael Peters (1994), ‘Human Capital Theory and the Industry Training Strategy in New Zealand’
13. Howard Glennerster (1991), ‘Quasi-Markets For Education?’
14. Simon Marginson (1997), ‘Subjects and Subjugation: The Economics of Education as Power-Knowlege’
15. Geoff Whitty (1997), ‘Creating Quasi-Markets in Education: A Review of Recent Research on Parental Choice and School Autonomy in Three Countries’
Part III: Educational Policy and the State
16. Michael W. Apple (1993), ‘The Politics of Official Knowledge: Does a National Curriculum Make Sense?’
17. Roger Dale (1997), ‘The State and the Governance of Education: An Analysis of the Restructuring of the State-Education Relationship’
18. Tony Edwards and Geoff Whitty (1992), ‘Parental Choice and Educational Reform in Britain and the United States’
19. David Hogan (1997), ‘The Social Economy of Parent Choice and the Contract State’
20. Mark Olssen (1996), ‘In Defence of the Welfare State and Publicly Provided Education: A New Zealand Perspective’
21. Thomas S. Popkewitz (1996), ‘Rethinking Decentralization and State/Civil Society Distinctions: The State as a Problematic of Governing’
22. Susan L. Robertson (1996), ‘Teachers’ Work, Restructuring and Postfordism: Constructing the New ‘Professionalism’’
23. Carlos Alberto Torres (1995), ‘State and Education Revisited: Why Educational Researchers Should Think Politically About Education’
Part IV: Race, Development and Culture
24. Jane Kenway, Chris Bigum and Lindsay Fitzclarence (1993), ‘Marketing Education in the Postmodern Age’
25. Eve Coxon (1999), ‘The Politics of ‘Modernisation’
26. Phillip W. Jones (1997), ‘Review Article: On World Bank Education Financing - World Bank (1995) Policies and Strategies for Education: A World Bank Review (Washington DC, World Bank)’
27. Henry A. Giroux (1997), ‘Where Have All the Public Intellectuals Gone? Racial Politics, Pedagogy, and Disposable Youth’
28. Peter L. McLaren (1997), ‘Unthinking Whiteness, Rethinking Democracy: Or Farewell to the Blonde Beast; Towards a Revolutionary Multiculturalism’
29. Amy Stuart Wells and Irene Serna (1996), ‘The Politics of Culture: Understanding Local Political Resistance to Detracking in Racially Mixed Schools’
30. John U. Ogbu (1994), ‘Racial Stratification and Education in the United States: Why Inequality Persists’
31. Graham Hingangaroa Smith and Linda Tuhiwai Smith (1996), ‘New Mythologies in Maori Education’
Part V: Social Justice, Literacy and New Technologies
32. R.W. Connell (1994), ‘Poverty and Education’
33. A.H. Halsey (1993), ‘Trends in Access and Equity in Higher Education: Britain in International Perspective’
34. Bob Lingard and Barbara Garrick (1997), ‘Producing and Practising Social Justice Policy in Education: A Policy Trajectory Study from Queensland, Australia’
35. Colin Lankshear (1998), ‘Meanings of Literacy in Contemporary Educational Reform Proposals’
36. Allan Luke, Bob Lingard, Bill Green and Barbara Comber (1999), ‘The Abuses of Literacy: Educational Policy and the Construction of Crisis’
37. Nicholas C. Burbules and Thomas A. Callister, Jr. (1999), ‘A Post-Technocratic Policy Perspective on New Information and Communication Technologies for Education’
38. Gary McCulloch (1997), ‘Privatising the Past? History and Education Policy in the 1990s’
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