Education in Britain

1944 to the Present

Author: Ken Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509505237

Category: Education

Page: 296

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In the decades after 1944 the four nations of Britain shared a common educational programme. By 2015, this programme had fragmented: the patterns of schooling and higher education in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England resembled each other less and less. This new edition of the popular Education in Britain traces and explains this process of divergence, as well as the arguments and conflicts that have accompanied it. With a reach that extends from the primary school to the university, and from culture to politics and economics, Ken Jones explores the achievements and limits of post-war reform and the egalitarian aspirations of the 1960s and 1970s. He registers the impact of the Thatcherite revolution of the 1980s, and of the New Labour governments which were its inheritors. Turning to the twenty-first century, Jones tracks the educational consequences of devolution and austerity. The result is a book which is more attentive than any other to the ever-increasing diversity of education in Britain. This comprehensive and accessible overview will have a wide appeal. It will also be an invaluable resource on courses in educational studies, teacher education and sociology.

Disciplines of Education

Their Role in the Future of Education Research

Author: John Furlong,Martin Lawn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136917985

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Are the disciplines of education ghosts of a productive past or creative and useful forms of inquiry? Are they in a demographic and organisational crisis today? The contribution of the ‘foundation disciplines’ of sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and economics to the study of education has always been contested in the UK and in much of the English-speaking world. But such debates are now being brought to a head in education by the demographic crisis. Recent research has shown that with the an ageing population of education academics, in ten years' time, there could be very few disciplinary specialists left working within faculties of education in UK universities. But does that matter and is the UK no more than a special case? How does this ‘crisis’ look from Europe where the disciplines of education are more embedded, and from the USA with its more diverse higher education system? In this book, leading scholars – including A.H. Halsey, David Bridges, John Furlong, Hugh Lauder, Martin Lawn and Sheldon Rothblatt – consider the changing fortunes of each discipline as education moved away from the dominance of psychology in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s as a result of the growing importance of the other disciplines and new social questions, and how the changing epistemological and political debates of the last twenty years haves resulted in their progressive demise. Finally, the book confronts the question as to whether the disciplines have a place in education in the twenty-first century. The book brings the coming crisis into the public view and explores the issue of the past, current and future relevance of the disciplines to the study of education. It will be of interest to all international academics and researchers in the field of education and the contributory disciplines as well as to students on educational research methods courses.

Helping Doctoral Students Write

Pedagogies for Supervision

Author: Barbara Kamler,Pat Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113427856X

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This essential guide offers a new approach to doctoral writing, written specifically for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY websites and manuals that promote a privatised skills-based approach to writing research, Kamler and Thomson offer a new framework for scholarly work to help doctorate students produce clear and well-argued dissertations. Drawing on a wide range of research and hands-on experience, the authors argue that making an original contribution to scholarly knowledge requires doctoral candidates to do both text and identity work. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated by the stories and writing of real doctoral students.

Politics and the Primary Teacher

Author: Peter Cunningham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136485295

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Why is primary education so high on the political agenda, and so contentious? Why is the performance of primary schools so often in the media spotlight? Why should primary teachers trouble themselves with the politics of their work? Politics and the Primary Teacher is an accessible introduction to some of the thorniest aspects of a primary teacher’s role. It aims to support your understanding of the constant changes in education policy, give you confidence to engage critically with current political debates, and consider how you might shape your response accordingly. Including questions for reflection, and selected further reading and resources, it examines the complex interface between the work of a teacher and the world beyond the classroom walls. Key issues explored include: assessment, testing, league tables and national accountability measures the media’s impact in shaping both local and national views about education political implications of new policies such as academies and free schools conditions of work in the classroom and ‘workforce remodelling’ the curriculum, its purposes and structure pedagogy and teaching methods education for citizenship, health and well-being. Politics and the Primary Teacher is essential reading for all education professionals who want to think more deeply about primary education, what it offers, and how children, families and communities are served by the primary school.

Shirley Williams

The Biography

Author: Mark Peel

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849546479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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For fifty years Shirley Williams has been one of Britain's best-known and best-loved politicians, admired for her warmth, sincerity, integrity and compassion. Hailing from an impeccable intellectual background, the young Shirley seemed destined for great things as she rose effortlessly up the political ladder. Yet for all the talk of her becoming the country's first female Prime Minister that accolade passed her by, her feisty independence earning her a career that has been anything but perpetual sunshine. In this first-ever biography, Mark Peel explores the dilemma that has faced Williams throughout the highs and lows of her political life: how to tread the line between firmly held principles and party solidarity. Drawing on his unfettered access to the family archive and conversations with Williams's colleagues, Peel skilfully teases out the contradictions at the heart of this remarkable character. Shirley Williams: The Biography reveals the surprisingly vulnerable figure behind the reassuring public façade. It uncovers the expectations placed on Williams by her highly ambitious parents, her guilt about her privileged background, and her often tumultuous personal relationships. The result is a touching, intimate portrait of one of the most complex and popular politicians of our time, a woman who through good times and bad has retained her essential humanity.

Educational Research and Policy-Making

Exploring the Border Country Between Research and Policy

Author: Lesley Saunders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134127782

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book provides a fascinating insight into the sometimes troubled relationship between ‘research’ and ‘policy-making’ in education. It shows how each of these areas of social and intellectual endeavour is in a state of dynamic change and how, as a result, they are becoming more mutually inter-permeable and posing increasingly challenging problems for each other. It suggests a number of scenarios for the future development of the relationship and throws down some challenges for both communities. Drawing together contributions from the premier league of UK educationalists the book is both thought-provoking and anxiously awaited by other academics wanting to learn from the experience of senior researchers.

Reclaiming Education

Author: James Tooley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826479075

Category: Education

Page: 266

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What is wrong with education? Why do educational reforms always miss their target? How can we create a better education system? And what can we learn from other countries? Reclaiming Education tackles the challenges facing education that really matter - hte ones that academics often ignore, parents demand solution to and politicians need to confront. Drawing on his global research, James Tooley shows that there is an alternative to poor quality and wasteful inefficiency in education, and that education can be radically transformed to guarantee freedom and higher standards. "Tooley radically challenges any complacency we may have about education in the 21st century." Sir Bob Salisbury "Tooley is an extremist: some of his ideas are outrageous!" Professor Geoffrey Walford, University of Oxford "This is truly a radical book. It should be read by everyone who thinks deeply about education." Sir Christopher Ball>

Governing Post-War Britain

The Paradoxes of Progress, 1951-1973

Author: Glen O'Hara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230361277

Category: History

Page: 309

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Glen O'Hara draws a compelling picture of Second World War Britain by investigating relations between people and government: the electorate's rising expectations and demands for universally-available social services, the increasing complexity of the new solutions to these needs, and mounting frustration with both among both governors and governed.

Teaching religion

sixty years of religious education in England and Wales

Author: Terence Copley

Publisher: Univ of Exeter Pr

ISBN: 9780859898195

Category: Education

Page: 265

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Teaching Religion remains the only book to chart the course of religious education in England and Wales from 1944 up to the present day. It is an indispensable guide for teachers, students and all those interested in the history and politics of religious education.

Education in Britain Since 1944

Author: W Kenneth Richmond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134533705

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Originally published 1978.This volume examines the purpose and the functioning of the present education system inthe UK and when it was originally published it was the first overall review of developments in British education since the 1944 Education Act. It discusses some of the most significant reforms which have stemmed from developments in the primary schools, in particular from the adoption of child-centred and progressive methods of teaching.

The 1944 Education Act

Author: Mandy Balzer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656284652

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 15

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam (Anglistik & Amerikanistik), course: British Culture in the 19th and 20th Century, language: English, abstract: In the last decades, the educational systems ‘widened’ steadily. Learning opportunities and participation are on the increase. Particularly the number of people that remain in the educational system beyond compulsory education rose considerably. This expansion continues: Following an almost universal taking part in secondary education, tertiary education registers a continuous perpetually participation rate (OECD 31-32). The responsibility for the education in England lies with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) led by the Secretary of State, Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP. This year’s progress report states that parents want the best for their children. They want them to be safe, happy, healthy, doing well in a good school with high standards, and able to get good qualifications and eventually a good job. [...] The world is changing, and so are the skills, attitudes and aspirations that children and young people need to succeed in a changing global economy (DCSF 3). This shows that nowadays education is given a high priority in the English society. It has not always been like that. The present English educational system is the result of a historical development for centuries. The system certainly has features of recent foundation, but its most basic aspects persisted directly and visibly from the nineteenth century. A key moment in educational reform seemed, and still seems, to be the Education Act of 1944. “It is a very great Act which makes – and in fact has made – possible as important and substantial advance in public education as this country has ever known.” (Dent 1). This paper shall deliver insight into the reforms of the 1944 Education Act. In this regard, I would like to enlarge on its roots and aims – especially concerning the influence of World War II. Furthermore, I will introduce the Act itself, its strengths and weaknesses, and its potential impact on the present English education system. There are certainly several more interesting aspects regarding the issue, but due to the restricted number of pages, I will not be able to go into all of them.

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen

Author: Karl Polanyi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: 378

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Educational Reconstruction

The 1944 Education Act and the Twenty-first Century

Author: Gary McCulloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136224289

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This book presents a clear overview of the debates that surrounded the making of the 1944 Act, which affected every aspect of education in this country. It gives a detailed account of the tripartite divisions into 'three types of child' that were sanctioned in the reforms of the 1940s. At the same time, it also emphasises the idea of education as a civic project which underlay the reforms and which was such an important part of their lasting authority. The education policies of the past decade and the current attempts to shape a new education settlement need to be interpreted in a long-term historical framework and in particular, in relation to the aims and problems of the last great cycle of reform in the 1940s. This book makes an important contribution to the development of such a framework and the social history of education policy in this country.

British Private Schools

Research on Policy and Practice

Author: Geoffrey Walford

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780713002287

Category: Education

Page: 226

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British private schools are a continuing topic of fascination for many. In particular, the leading so-called public schools have long been subjected both to criticism for their elitism and praise for their academic success. Traditionally, Conservative governments have strongly supported the private sector through special funding such as the Assisted Places Scheme, while Labour governments have reduced the private sector's support from the state and threatened to abolish it. However, the present new Labour government has reversed Labour's former oppostion to private schools and sought co-operation between the two sectors. This has led to an increasing interest in the realities of the private schools; and this book brings together the best of recently conducted research on the various aspects of private schooling, through a series of specially commissioned, previously unpublished essays.

Education and the Historic Environment

Author: Don Henson,Peter G. Stone,Mike Corbishley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415284271

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 227

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Practical, inspiring and instructive, Education and the Historic Environment emphasizes the contribution to both education and heritage that results from a positive relationship between the two disciplines. Education and the Historic Environment examines evidence, case studies and chapters from a wide cross section of the heritage sector and: argues for the value of using the physical remains of the past shows how and where the historic environment can be used to fit into and enhance learning examines how guidelines are reinforced looks at how physical heritage can not only be used to teach obvious subjects such as history, but are also useful across the curriculum, from literacy and numeracy to citizenship. Teachers at all levels, and students, academics and professionals in archaeology and heritage management, will all be able to use the case studies to reform and enhance their work.