ERIC Number: EJ719245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 95
Primary Schooling under New Labour: The Irresolvable Contradiction of Excellence and Enjoyment
Brehony, Kevin J.
Oxford Review of Education, v31 n1 p29-46 Mar 2005
This article aims to provide both an account and an assessment of the most significant policies adopted by New Labour on primary schooling since its victory in the election of 1997. A secondary intention is to determine what these policies reveal about New Labour and its political project. A key policy objective in New Labour's two terms of office since 1997 has been the retention of the electoral support it received from voters who had benefited from policies pursued by the Thatcher governments.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries, Class Size, Literacy, Numeracy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom