Section 1: Inside the school
Early years education: mixed messages and conflicts
Evidenced-based education: finding out what works and what hurts
The politics of the National Numeracy and Literacy Strategies
Shaping pedagogy from psychological ideas
When evidence is not enough: freedom to choose versus prescribed choice: the case of Summerhill
Section 2: Policy, politics and education
New Labour's education policy
England: educating for the twenty-first century
What do we really know from school improvement and effectiveness research?
Away with all teachers: the cultural politics of home learning
New students: same old structures
Section 3: Education at the margins
Stephen and Anthony: the continuing implications of the Macpherson report for teacher education
Meeting the educational needs of forced migrants
Education of looked after children: who cares?
Women and state schools: Britain 1870 to present day
Lifelong learning, just a slogan? The reality for working-class women
Section 4: Global education: global issues
New Labour, globalisation and social justice: the role of teacher education
Pakistan: whither educational reforms?
Changing geographies of power in education: the politics of rescaling and its contradictions
Education for sustainable development