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Philip A. Woods

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427366

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.001.0001

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The rise of plural control1

The rise of plural control1

(p.45) Four The rise of plural control1
Transforming education policy

Philip A. Woodes

Policy Press

This chapter examines the 1988 Education Reform Act in England. It particularly examines the change in governance that took place, highlighting the development of an education system that is more in semblance with the governance model of plurally controlled schooling. While the focus of this chapter is on England, the directions of change and conceptual frameworks that are presented and outlined in the following chapters are also considered. Some of the topics discussed herein include; central control, which is manifested in content change such as modifications of curriculum and structural change; and autonomy, which aimed to replicate competitive market governance and which is hoped to advocate the empowerment for educational stakeholders.

Keywords:   Education Reform Act, change in governance, education system, plurally controlled schooling, central control, autonomy

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