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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mary Woolley
September 15, 2019

This book explored 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 21st century. It uses...

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

Forthcoming

Mike Cole
July 16, 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 that are used to instil fear, stress and anxiety among large sections of the...

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
June 06, 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...

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...

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...

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