Education Policy and Realist Social Theory
Primary Teachers, Child-centred Philosophy and the New Managerialism
By (author) Robert Wilmott
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Education Policy and Realist Social Theory by Robert Wilmott
Book DescriptionIn Europe welfare state provision has been subjected to 'market forces'. Over the last two decades, the framework of economic competitiveness has become the defining aim of education, to be achieved by new managerialist techniques and mechanisms. This book thoughtfully and persuasively argues against this new vision of education, and offers a different, more useful potential approach. 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415464338
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Wilmott
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What contribution does realist social theory make to our understanding of education policy? Does the production line apply to our children's education? This text is an accessible introduction to the morphogenetic approach in the sociology of education, and organization and management studies.
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