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Rodwell, Grant – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2018
"Risk Society and School Educational Policy" explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the problem of how this impacts policy and…
Descriptors: Risk, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Neoliberalism
Volante, Louis, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2017
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international achievement measure that assesses 15-year-old student performance in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science literacy in over 70 countries and economies triennially. By presenting an in-depth examination of PISA's role in education governance and policy discourses,…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Rowe, Emma E. – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2016
"Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces" examines government funded public schools from a range of perspectives and scholarship in order to examine the historical, political and economic conditions of public schooling within a globalized, post-welfare context. In this book, Rowe argues that post-welfare policy conditions are…
Descriptors: School Choice, Urban Schools, Middle Class, Public Schools
Adams, Jeff; Owens, Allan – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2015
The struggle to establish more democratic education pedagogies has a long history in the politics of mainstream education. This book argues for the significance of the creative arts in the establishment of social justice in education, using examples drawn from a selection of contemporary case studies including Japanese applied drama, Palestinian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Democracy, Politics of Education
Kitching, Karl – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2014
The marketised and securitised shaping of formal education sites in terms of risk prevention strategies have transformed what it means to be a learner and a citizen. In this book, Karl Kitching explores racialised dimensions to suggest how individuals and collectives are increasingly made responsible for their own welfare as "good" or…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Compulsory Education, Racial Bias, Citizenship Education
Mulcahy, C. M.; Mulcahy, D. E.; Mulcahy, D. G. – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2014
Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling this development has been the emergence of well-endowed and influential private foundations, and an increase in corporate influence in…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Praxis, Role of Education, Federal Legislation
Brown, Ceri – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2014
"Educational Binds of Poverty" tackles the assumptions made by many recent social and educational policy initiatives suggesting that the best way to improve educational prospects of children in poverty is through an increased emphasis upon a culture of control, discipline, regulation and accountability. In this book, Ceri Brown presents…
Descriptors: Poverty, Educational Policy, Ethnography, Longitudinal Studies