The Education Debate (Third Edition)

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Policy Press, Jul 21, 2017 - Education - 257 pages
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Since the second edition of this book, the education debate has fiercened. Education policy must ensure economic productivity and competitiveness, but in recent years, debates about its contribution to the worsening of social inequality, particularly in relation to grammar schools, have become increasingly divisive. Ever-changing, stuttering policy can make this a field that's hard to keep track of... a problem that this book solves. Along with extensive updates, this third edition includes a new introduction and updated examples and references throughout. Ball examines new areas of focus, including the emphasis on neuroscience, the increased interest of business in education and the impact of austerity and precarity. Unlike so many other books on education policy, The education debate doesn't simply describe education policy, but captures key debates and themes in this fast-changing field.
 

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education policy economic necessity and
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a short history of
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three Policy technologies and The UK Governments Approach
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four Policy inequality and advantage
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past present and future
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Index
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Stephen J. Ball is distinguished service professor of sociology of education in the Institute of Education at University College London. He is cofounder and managing editor of the Journal of Education Policy and the author of Global Education Inc.: New Policy Networks and the Neoliberal Imaginary, among many other books.

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