This introductory textbook explores education policy, looking at where we came from, where we are and where we are going. In this introduction to educational policy, practice and the professional, the authors focus first on historical policy from the state's first interventions in education through to Thatcherism, and Blair's Education, Education, Education. They then explore the key contemporary policies of recent times and offers a critique on how they have worked in practice, before moving to look at the hysteria that often surrounds education policy, with focus on media representation and the effects this has for the teaching profession. Commentaries and case studies are presented throughout providing an accessible link to what it was really like to learn, teach and live at the time the policy was in place. This title is an essential reading for all undergraduate education studies students.
Jane Bates is Principal Subject Leader of Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU Cheshire). Sue Lewis is Principal Subject Leader of Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester). Andy Pickard is Academic Division Leader for Education, Professional and Community Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Part 1: Early Education Policies: Looking Back; 1. State Intervention in Education: Education for All; 2. 1944 Butler Education Act; 3. Callaghan's Ruskin Speech and the Great Debate; 4. Maketisation of Education (Thatcherism); 5. Education: The Third Way; Part 2: From Policy to Practice; 6. Education Policy; 7. The Demise of the Comprehensive; 8. 14-19 Agenda; 9. Every Child Matters; 10. Widening Participation; 11. Teacher Professionalism and Identity; Part 3: Policy Hysteria and Professionalism; 12. Media Representation; 13. Constructing Teacher Identity.