Educational Futures

Policy, Discourse and Rhetoric

How New Labour Challenged Social Justice and Democracy

Editors: Lall, Marie (Ed.)

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

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This is not yet another book on New Labour and neoliberalism - but the only book which uses policy case study evidence to show the rhetorical nature of the commitment New Labour appeared to have been making to education. Unlike other books on that era, this one aims to review New Labour's time in government through specific policy texts. This book reviews some of the major policy shifts in the education sector, analysing selected case study policies in order to articulate dominant discourses in recent policy-making which have helped establish a particular hegemony. The book’s originality lies in its policy analysis and case study base, whereby key policy texts across different sectors are dissected using the 'policy cycle' framework, allowing for an in depth analysis of the policy discourse as well as a discussion on how the neoliberal agenda was reflected and /or promoted. Education is often only perceived as limited to policies relating to schools and higher education. However the book seeks to demonstrate that education as a sector is a much broader field and therefore the areas covered include key policies in citizenship and youth work, widening participation in higher education, the place of inclusive education in the curriculum, the undergraduate medical curriculum, and the effect of the Cox review on creativity. In effect the broad selection of sectors demonstrates that New Labour's education policies were not only detrimental in traditional education settings, but also affected areas such as medicine and the media which are of importance to those who no longer are affected by what happens in institutions of learning and teaching. The book is consequently relevant for a much wider audience beyond the education community.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Identifying New Labour’s Trojan Horse

    Lall, Marie

    Pages 1-14

  • Grey Zones of the Market

    Püschel, Julia (et al.)

    Pages 15-40

  • Young People’s Engagement in Society, How Government Policy has Ignored the Role of Youth Work in Citizenship Education

    Edmonds, Kathleen

    Pages 41-58

  • The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (Senda) 2001

    Tambi, Theophilus Moma

    Pages 59-78

  • Widening Participation and Social Classthe Mystery of Unchanging Levels of Engagement

    Brew-Riverson, Irene

    Pages 79-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy, Discourse and Rhetoric
Book Subtitle
How New Labour Challenged Social Justice and Democracy
Editors
  • Marie Lall
Series Title
Educational Futures
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-817-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-817-9
Series ISSN
2214-9864
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 151
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