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ERIC Number: EJ810027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
School Improvement in a Neo-Liberal World
Wrigley, Terry
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v40 n2 p129-148 Aug 2008
This paper uses the concept of paradigm to examine the current state of School Improvement and its relationship to quantitative School Effectiveness studies. It argues that a significant and explicit paradigm change occurred in the early 1990s, resulting in a managerialist approach; a reductionist use of the concept culture; and an inadequate response to the challenges of poverty and under-achievement. Some arguments are presented to show how this paradigm relates to a broader neo-liberal context, and an alternative paradigm is outlined. (Contains 2 tables and 98 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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