Simon, C.A (2016) Beyond Every Child Matters: neoliberal education and social policy in the new era. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138918962

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The United Kingdom's Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government 2010–15 was responsible for some of the most radical changes to education policy for decades. Beyond Every Child Matters provides a critical overview of developments in education and social welfare policy in the years following the 2010 general election. It explores the conceptual background of a ‘Big Society’ used to frame Coalition policy and shows how the underlying spectre of neoliberalism both creates issues for policy attention and undermines ensuing policy solutions.

Item Type: Book

This book charts those changes which have impacted upon education and schooling in England and Wales and is divided into two parts. Part I analyses Conservative philosophical thought and policy discussions that underpin the social, welfare and education policies introduced under the Conservative-led coalition government of 2010–15 and the subsequent Conservative administration since 2015. Part II looks at these policies in detail and concludes with a discussion of possible alternative policy approaches.

Keywords: education studies, philosophy of education, primary/elementary education, secondary education, sociology of education, sustainability education, training & leadership
Divisions: Institute for Education
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