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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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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
April 18, 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...

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...

Local Citizenship in the Global Arena: Educating for community participation and change

Local Citizenship in the Global Arena: Educating for community participation and change

1st Edition

Sally Findlow
June 28, 2018

Local Citizenship in the Global Arena proposes a reconsideration of both citizenship and citizenship education, moving away equally from prevailing ‘global citizenship’ and ‘fundamental British values’ approaches towards a curriculum for education that is essentially about creating cosmopolitan,...

Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces: The economics of public schooling and globalized education reform

Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces: The economics of public schooling and globalized education reform

1st Edition

Emma E. Rowe
June 01, 2018

Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces examines government-funded public schools from a range of perspectives and scholarship in order to examine the historical, political and economic conditions of public schooling within a globalized, post-welfare context. In this book, Rowe argues that...

Using Shakespeare's Plays to Explore Education Policy Today: Neoliberalism through the lens of Renaissance humanism

Using Shakespeare's Plays to Explore Education Policy Today: Neoliberalism through the lens of Renaissance humanism

1st Edition

Sophie Ward
May 09, 2018

Shakespeare is revered as the greatest writer in the English language, yet education reform in the English-speaking world is informed primarily by the ‘market order’, rather than the kind of humanism we might associate with Shakespeare. By considering Shakespeare’s dramatisation of the principles...

Education and Political Subjectivities in Neoliberal Times and Places: Emergences of norms and possibilities

Education and Political Subjectivities in Neoliberal Times and Places: Emergences of norms and possibilities

1st Edition

Eva Reimers, Lena Martinsson
May 08, 2018

Education and Political Subjectivities in Neoliberal Times and Places investigates the conditions and possibilities for political subjectivities to emerge in international educational contexts, where neoliberal norms are repeated, performed and transformed. Through demonstrating the possibility of...

UNESCO Without Borders: Educational campaigns for international understanding

UNESCO Without Borders: Educational campaigns for international understanding

1st Edition

Aigul Kulnazarova, Christian Ydesen
January 03, 2018

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was established in 1945 with twin aims: to rebuild various institutions of the world destroyed by war, and to promote international understanding and peaceful cooperation among nations. Based on empirical and historical...

Political and Social Influences on the Education of Children: Research from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Political and Social Influences on the Education of Children: Research from Bosnia and Herzegovina

1st Edition

Gwyneth Owen-Jackson
December 21, 2017

This book investigates the effects of social and political change on the provision of primary education in post-communist and post-war contexts. Focusing on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the author considers educational developments in post-communist countries of central and Eastern Europe, the effects...

Modernising School Governance: Corporate planning and expert handling in state education

Modernising School Governance: Corporate planning and expert handling in state education

1st Edition

Andrew Wilkins
December 21, 2017

Modernising School Governance examines the impact of recent market-based reforms on the role of governors in the English state education system. A focus of the book concerns how government and non-government demands for ‘strong governance’ have been translated to mean improved performance...

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