Simon, C.A (2016) Beyond Every Child Matters: neoliberal education and social policy in the new era. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138918962
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.
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|
|Date Deposited:||09 Dec 2016 11:29|
|Last Modified:||12 Jan 2017 13:20|
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