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ERIC Number: EJ795039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Remaking Education in Western Europe
Jones, Ken
European Educational Research Journal, v4 n3 p228-242 2005
This article makes a contribution to discussion on the neo-liberal reshaping of education in Western Europe. It argues for a greater attentiveness on the part of education researchers to collective social actors such as trade unions and social movements. Making use of concepts from Gramsci and from Poulantzas, it suggests that such actors had a formative role in the making of postwar education systems, and that reducing their influence is now an important objective of governments across the European Union. Focusing on educational conflict in England, France and Italy, it explores the extent to which traditions associated with post-war reform continue to possess political vitality. (Contains 16 notes and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Italy; United Kingdom (England)