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ERIC Number: EJ818613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Tony Blair, the Promotion of the "Active" Educational Citizen, and Middle-Class Hegemony
Reay, Diane
Oxford Review of Education, v34 n6 p639-650 Dec 2008
Tony Blair's period as Head of the Labour Government from 1997 until 2007 has been heralded as a period of increased parental power and growing choice within education. However, beneath the rhetoric, Blair's legacy has been one of consolidating and re-inforcing previous Conservative policies that stressed parental responsibilities whilst operating with a white middle-class norm. As a result, inequalities between parents have grown under Blair as working-class parents are positioned as failing, and middle-class parents monopolise educational initiatives initially set up to benefit the disadvantaged.
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Language: English
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