Friday, May 6, 2011

Blair's Educational Legacy: Thirteen Years of New Labour


Edited by Anthony Green
Palgrave Macmillan (December 2010)
ISBN: 978-0-230-62176-3, ISBN10: 0-230-62176-7,
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 244 pages

Providing an overview and Marxist assessment of Tony Blair and New Labour's U.K. education policies, structures, and processes, the contributors in this exciting new collection discuss specific aspects of education policy and practices. This examination is set against the changing political and economic contexts of the British state’s responses to global and neo-liberal pressures.

Central themes include: New Labour and the education market state; New Labour, education, and ideology; and totality and open Marxism.

Green's work marks a timely contribution to Marxist analysis and Left critical assessment and is the first such collection addressing New Labour education policy.

Anthony Green is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London. He co-convenes Marxism and Education Renewing Dialogues (MERD), and is Series Editor for the Palgrave Macmillan Marxism and Education Series.

Introduction: Anthony Green * All the Wrong Answers: Labour’s Corporate-Centred Education Initiatives--Kevin Farnsworth * The Knowledge-based Economy and the Transformation of Higher Education: Issues concerning enclosing and protecting the intellectual commons--Molly Bellamy * The Professional Imagination: Further Education Professionalism in and beyond a Neo-liberal Context--Denis Gleeson * The Privatisation of Education Phase II: Perspectives on state schools the private sector and ten years of a Labour government--Thakir Hafid * Management and Governance of the School System--Richard Hatcher * City: Academies, Alienation, Economism and Contending Forces for Change--Philip Woods * Curriculum Change in the Blair Years--Terry Wrigley * Education still make you sick under Gordon Brown, Innit?--Martin Allen & Patrick Ainley * Ten Years of Education Policy and ‘Race’ Inequality: Whiteness or Neo-liberal Practice?--Alpesh Maisuria * Gendered Practices in Education--Rosalyn George & John Wadsworth

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