Schooling Reform In Hard Times

Schooling Reform In Hard Times

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Based on research carried out under Labour governments throughout the 1990s in Western Australia, the authors consider the social, political and economic conditions under which policy is formulated, understood and enacted. They look at how the state structure affects the content and nature of policy statements and provide an outline of the history of policy developments and point to future possibilities and probabilities. Outcomes within funding ceilings, accountability frameworks and national guidelines are but some of the changes referred to. The emergence of competency-based standards in education and training in schools, workplaces and the professions is evident throughout Australia at state level, but the concern is whether issues of education should be played out within the state and outside civil society. The authors argue for the mediation in implementation of policy - rather than a lambasting of policy formulation and implementation. This text is intended for heads of education departments, PGCE, BEd. MEd. students and researchers interested in education policy and planning. Education policymakers, and educational historians.... the English writer, Jonathan Swift, satirized the notion of a monetary value being placed on human beings in an essay entitled a#39;A Modest ... 3) While I am not aware of any present governmental attempts to put children literally into the fast food business in 1991, it is ... They are recognisable as a configuration of power and like all power structures, they advantage some groups and disadvantage others.

Title:Schooling Reform In Hard Times
Author:Bob Linguard, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of St Edmund Hall John Knight, John Knight, Paige Porter
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-09-02


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