Devolution and choice in education : the school, the state and the market

Geoff Whitty, Sally Power and David Halpin

* What is the background to and significance of policies of devolution and choice in education that are currently fashionable in many parts of the world? * What has been the actual impact of these policies on school managers, teachers, students and local communities? * How might equity be preserved in systems of education where increased responsibility is delegated to the level of the school? This book examines recent school reforms in England and Wales, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden. It suggests that, at the same time as appearing to devolve power to individual schools and parents, governments have actually been increasing their own capacity to 'steer' the system at a distance. Focusing particularly on the 'quasi-markets' favoured by the New Right, the authors review the research evidence on the impact of the reforms to date. They conclude that there is no strong evidence to support the educational benefits claimed by the proponents of the reforms and considerable evidence that they are enabling advantaged schools and advantaged parents to maximise their advantages. They suggest that, if these damaging equity effects are to be avoided, there is an urgent need to redress the balance between consumer rights and citizen rights in education.

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  • Preface Part one: Mapping education reform Introduction Restructuring public education in five countries Devolution and choice a global phenomenon? Part two: The school, the state and the market School managers, the state and the market Changing teachers' work Classrooms and the curriculum The self-managing school and the community Part three: Problems and prospects in the politics of education Effectiveness, efficiency and equity Beyond devolution and choice References Index.

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書名 Devolution and choice in education : the school, the state and the market
著作者等 Halpin, David
Power, Sally
Whitty, Geoff
Halpin David (Department of Educational Studies Goldsmiths College London)
Power Sally (School of Education University of Bristol)
書名別名 Devolution & choice in education
出版元 Open University Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 vi, 170 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0335197116
NCID BA3437936X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス