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Author Jones, Ken, 1950-

Title Schooling in western Europe [electronic resource] ; The new order and its adversaries / Ken Jones [et al.].

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 240 p.
Notes Ebook.
Originally published in: 2007.
Contents An Emerging Order The Europeanisation of Schooling? System Change: Local Autonomy and the Evaluative State Privatisation: From the Margins to the Centre Inequality Remade Teaching and Learning - the Terms of Modernisation Symbolic Worlds Human Resources: Students The Agency of Teachers Unconcluded References Index.
File type Document
Summary Schooling in Europe is being transformed by a new policy orthodoxy affecting all aspects of the school. Privatization, decentralization, and business focused curriculum reform are all on the rise. The authors consider the impact and conflict of such changes on schooling in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Education in Europe is being transformed by a new policy orthodoxy, affecting all aspects of the school. Private sector involvement, decentralisation and curriculum reform are everywhere part of a reshaping of the school in the name of the competitiveness of a European knowledge economy. But these changes are accompanied by controversy. New policies challenge ideas about the value and purpose of education that have deep roots in the systems created by reforming movements in the post-war decades. Drawing from the experience of researchers and activists from six Western European countries, this book analyses the terms of the new orthodoxy, as developed by bodies such as the European Union and the OECD. It explores the remaking of teaching and learning, management and governance and looks at new patterns of access and inequality. It is appreciative of reform's political successes, and critical of the narrowness of its educational vision. Finally, it argues that the conflicts that surround policy change are not yet settled; the opposition encountered by national governments, and by the EU itself, may yet take schooling in new directions.
System notes Adobe Ebook Reader.
History notes KEN JONES is Professor of Education at Keele University, UK. CHOMIN CUNCHILLOS contributes on behalf of members of The Colectivo Baltasar Gracian publish the Spanish e-journal, Crisis, Spain. RICHARD HATCHER is Director of Research in the Faculty of Education, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK. NICO HIRTT is a Teacher and activist in the Appel pour une ecole democratique in Belgium. ROSALIND INNES is a Lettore in English at the Universita degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy. SAMY JOHSUA is a Professeur de sciences de l'education at the University of Aix-Marseille, Spain. JURGEN KLAUSENITZER is Educational consultant based in Frankfurt am Rhein, Germany.
Other author Cunchillos, Chomin.
Hatcher, Richard, 1944-
Hirtt, Nico.
Innes, Rosalind, Dr.
Johsua, Samy.
Klausenitzer, Jurgen.
Subject Social issues & processes -- Europe.
Education -- Europe.
ISBN 9780230579934 : 差50
0230579930 : 差50