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Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics


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The Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics series aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges and facilitate on-going academic debate within the influential and growing field of Education Policy and Politics.

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Governing the School under Three Decades of Neoliberal Reform: From Educracy to the Education-Industrial Complex

Governing the School under Three Decades of Neoliberal Reform: From Educracy to the Education-Industrial Complex

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Richard Münch
April 13, 2020

This book provides a critical analysis of the neoliberal reform agenda of the economic governance of schools. Focusing on the role of the USA in this process, it explores the transformation of schools in this agenda from educational establishments to enterprises in a competitive education market....

Education for Democracy in England in World War II

Education for Democracy in England in World War II

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hsiao-Yuh Ku
March 30, 2020

Education for Democracy in England in World War II examines the educational discourse and involvement in wartime educational reforms of five important figures, Fred Clarke, R. H. Tawney, Shena Simon, H. C. Dent, and Ernest Simon. These figures campaigned for educational reforms through their books,...

Pedagogy in Poverty: Lessons from Twenty Years of Curriculum Reform in South Africa

Pedagogy in Poverty: Lessons from Twenty Years of Curriculum Reform in South Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ursula Hoadley
December 24, 2019

As South Africa transitioned from apartheid to democracy, changes in the political landscape, as well as educational agendas and discourse on both a national and international level, shaped successive waves of curriculum reform over a relatively short period of time. Using South Africa as a germane...

Education, Liberal Democracy and Populism: Arguments from Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill

Education, Liberal Democracy and Populism: Arguments from Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill

1st Edition

David Sullivan
October 07, 2019

Education, Liberal Democracy and Populism: Arguments from Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill provides a lucid and critical guide shedding light on the continuing relevance of earlier thinkers to the debates between populists and liberals about the nature of education in democratic societies. The...

Teaching History in a Neoliberal Age: Policy, Agency and Teacher Voice

Teaching History in a Neoliberal Age: Policy, Agency and Teacher Voice

1st Edition

Mary Woolley
September 05, 2019

This book explores changing practice in history classrooms from the autonomy of the 1980s through the introduction of GCSEs and the National Curriculum to the prescription of the National Strategies and the pervasive influence of league tables in the first decade of the twenty-first century....

Theresa May, The Hostile Environment and Public Pedagogies of Hate and Threat: The Case for a Future Without Borders

Theresa May, The Hostile Environment and Public Pedagogies of Hate and Threat: The Case for a Future Without Borders

1st Edition

Mike Cole
July 10, 2019

Theresa May, The Hostile Environment and Public Pedagogies of Hate and Threat analyses Theresa May’s involvement in the creation and promotion of public pedagogies of hate and threat around the issue of immigration, which are used to instil fear, stress and anxiety among large sections of the...

Education and the Production of Space: Political Pedagogy, Geography, and Urban Revolution

Education and the Production of Space: Political Pedagogy, Geography, and Urban Revolution

1st Edition

Derek R. Ford
June 04, 2019

Emerging from a radical pedagogical tradition, Education and the Production of Space deepens and extends Henri Lefebvre’s insights on revolutionary praxis by revealing the intimate relationship between education and the production of space. Synthesizing educational theory, Marxist theory, and...

Reforming Principal Preparation at the State Level: Perspectives on Policy Reform from Illinois

Reforming Principal Preparation at the State Level: Perspectives on Policy Reform from Illinois

1st Edition

Erika L. Hunt, Lisa Hood, Alicia M. Haller, Maureen Kincaid
April 04, 2019

Providing an in-depth look at the processes, pitfalls, and successes that can emerge from major education reform efforts at the state level, this volume covers the full policy change cycle in the development and transformation of the Illinois principal preparation program. Offering perspectives...

Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education: Lessons from Sweden

Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education: Lessons from Sweden

1st Edition

Magnus Dahlstedt, Andreas Fejes
February 28, 2019

Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education provides a wide perspective on the dramatic transformation of education policy in Sweden that has taken place during the last 30 years, with a specific focus on marketization. The marketization of education in Sweden is set in the wider international...

The Conservative Case for Education: Against the Current

The Conservative Case for Education: Against the Current

1st Edition

Nicholas Tate
December 19, 2018

The Conservative Case for Education argues that educational thinking in English-speaking countries over the last fifty years has been massively influenced by a dominant liberal ideology based on unchallenged assumptions. Conservative voices pushing against the current of this ideology have been few...

Risk Society and School Educational Policy

Risk Society and School Educational Policy

1st Edition

Grant Rodwell
October 02, 2018

Risk Society and School Educational Policy explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the...

Academies and Free Schools in England: A History and Philosophy of The Gove Act

Academies and Free Schools in England: A History and Philosophy of The Gove Act

1st Edition

Adrian Hilton
August 06, 2018

Academies and Free Schools in England argues that there is a high degree of philosophical consensus and historical continuity on the policy of ‘academisation’ across the main political parties in England. It attempts to make sense of what are all essentially free schools by interviewing the...

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