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Whose School is it Anyway? By Kathryn Riley

Whose School is it Anyway? by Kathryn Riley

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In the 1970s, two events moved education from the control of professionals into the remit of politicians. The book revisits Tyndale and Ruskin, examines their legacy, and argues that questions need to be asked about the nature of the reform.

Whose School is it Anyway? Summary

Whose School is it Anyway?: Power and politics by Kathryn Riley

In the 1970s, two events in particular, the William Tyndale School and James Callaghan's Ruskin speech, generated extensive media coverage and political activity and became 'watersheds' along the path to political and educational reform. This has shaped the system of school and governments in the 1990s. This book revisits Tyndale and Ruskin and examines their legacy. Drawing on contemporary accounts of a number of key individuals who were involved in those watershed events, it recasts their stories in the light of current changes in education. The book explores the extent to which both these events shifted assumptions about education and provided the rationale for policy changes. It argues that fundamental questions need to be asked about the nature of the reform agenda and in particular, the balance of power. It also places the reform agenda within an international context.

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"In this sparkling book Kathryn Riley tells the story well and at gripping pace....tightly researched, compelling account."
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Constructing the reform agenda: your school or mine?; the end of an era; William Tyndale Junior School; the fallout from Tyndale; the Ruskin Speech - setting a new agenda?; Thatcher's legacy - Blair's new world. Part 2 Reconstructing the reform agenda for the 21st century: whose school? the local authority's or the governors'?; whose school? the headteacher's?; whose school? teachers', pupils' or parents'?; whose school is it anyway - it's ours.

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GOR004975677
Whose School is it Anyway?: Power and politics by Kathryn Riley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1998-03-03
175
0750706716
9780750706711
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