Education Policy (Gildredge Social Policy Series) by Paul Trowler

By Paul Trowler

During this up to date creation to a key coverage region, Paul Trowler places present schooling coverage into context by way of displaying the way it has advanced over the years and in keeping with diverse political beliefs. He examines what schooling coverage is, the way it is formulated and, crucially, how implementation techniques impact results. He seems on the key concerns dealing with the govt at the present time and at how the examine method feeds into policy-making. This concise advisor, compatible for scholar or specialist, features:* coverage landmark tables* illustrative case stories* summaries of key issues* courses to extra analyzing* priceless web content and addresses* a word list of keywords.

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Youth Training Scheme (YTS) replaced a variety of schemes for 16–17 year olds who would otherwise probably have been unemployed. Began as a one-year scheme, subsequently (1986) increased to two. Charged with reviewing and making recommendations about university management, it recommended a raft of measures designed to make universities more effective and efficient through clearer management structures and styles. 1981 Expenditure White Paper announced cuts in university sector imposed by University Grants Committee 1981 White Paper: A New Training Initiative 1985 Jarratt Report Widely seen as the start of the application of managerialism (Pollitt 1990 and 1993 – see below) to the university sector.

6 per cent to 5 per cent, with total education spending increasing from just over £37 billion to nearly £50 billion between 1997 and 2001. Another was the special focus on disadvantaged schools: Labour’s Excellence in Cities programme gave additional support to those schools which faced special issues associated with social and economic disadvantage in the areas from 37 38 Policies and structures: schools which they drew pupils. A third difference was a concern to update schools and to take full advantage of new technologies in education as was happening extremely rapidly in the economy as a whole.

To become grantmaintained or to stay under local authority control. Did it work? The good news The parents and school choice interaction (PASCI) project (Woods 1992; Woods et al. 1996) and the study by Gewirtz et al. (1995) found some evidence of success in these policies. Schools were now more likely to market themselves as ‘a caring institution’ or ‘an academic institution’, seeing this as providing what parents wanted. In other ways too the schools were catering for perceived parental demand, for example in seeking to provide extracurricular activities for children, being more aware of the need to protect children’s belongings and taking action more quickly when pupils were disruptive or likely to disturb the education of others.

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