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The education debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Stephen J. Ball

Abstract

Education is a key political issue, and is seen as a crucial factor in ensuring economic productivity and competitiveness. This book offers an analysis of the flood of government initiatives and policies that have been introduced over the past 20 years, including Beacon Schools, the Academies programme, parental choice, Foundation Schools, faith schools, and teaching standards. It looks at the politics of these policy interventions and how they have changed the face of education.

Keywords: education, economic productivity, competitiveness, Beacon Schools, Academies programme, parental choice, Foundation Schools, faith schools, teaching standards, policy interventions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349200
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349200.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen J. Ball, author