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Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
The article describes the increasing discrepancy between the curriculum policies of the Conservative government and the policy directions argued for by business organisations and other advocates of a human capital perspective in education. It traces some of the origins of the current Conservative preference for cultural rather than economic goals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Political Attitudes
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Franks, Anton; Thomson, Pat; Hall, Chris; Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
What are possible overlaps between arts practice and school pedagogy? How is teacher subjectivity and pedagogy affected when teachers engage with arts practice, in particular, theatre practices? We draw on research conducted into the Learning Performance Network (LPN), a project that involved school teachers working with the Royal Shakespeare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Faculty Development, English Literature
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Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
The article uses the policies of the English Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, to contrast the oddly adventurous character of English Conservatism and the more hesitant positions of those who in some sort oppose it. It suggests that in defence of its own policies, Conservatism edits and co-opts opposing traditions, in the effort to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes, Neoliberalism
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Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
The article traces some lines of connection between teachers' efforts to reshape the way that teaching and learning are done in local settings, and larger-scale shifts and tensions in education policy. The article begins with an account of opposition to the changes that European governments inspired by global policy orthodoxy seek to make in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy