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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Education Policy in Britain

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9781137309563
Publication Date April 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Contemporary Political Studies

This text provides a clear overview and assessment of the educational policy systems at work in the UK. Accessibly written and covering pre-school and Higher Education policy-making as well as Primary and Secondary, the author examines the evolution of education policy from the Education Act of '44 to the academies of today.

Clyde Chitty is Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He is author, co-author or editor of over thirty books and reports on education, including Eugenics, Race and Intelligence in Education and New Labour and Secondary Education, 1994-2010.

1. Introduction
2. Why Education Matters
3. The Rise and Fall of the Post War Consensus
4. From Callaghan to Major: 1976-97
5. Diversity, Selection and the Measurement of Progress, 1997-2012
6. The Privatization of Education
7. The Changing Worlds of Education Policy
8. The Evolving Curriculum from 5 to 14
9. The 14-19 Continuum: Issues and Policies for Education and Training
10. Higher Education
11. Early Years and Childcare Strategies and the Concept of Lifelong Learning
12. Issues of Diversity, Equality and Citizenship


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