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The politics of public education

Reform ideas and issues

Published

28 Nov 2018

Page count

232 pages

ISBN

978-1447339588

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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28 Nov 2018

Page count

232 pages

ISBN

978-1447339601

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234 x 156 mm

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28 Nov 2018

Page count

232 pages

ISBN

978-1447339618

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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At a time when public education and reform agendas are changing the way we approach education, this book critically examines the key issues facing the public with implications for education policy makers, professionals and researchers.

Drawing on empirical evidence gathered over 20 years, Helen Gunter confronts current issues about social justice and segregation. She uses Arendtian ideas to help the reader to ‘think politically’ about education and how and why public services education can be reimagined for the future.

Helen M Gunter is Professor of Education Policy at University of Manchester and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She has a global reputation for excellence in education policy research and acclaim for Arendtian scholarship. Her research has been funded by the British Academy, and the Economic and Social Research Council and has published widely.

Thinking politically: challenging public education

Action: professionals learning to labour

Plurality: the idea and reality of choice

Natality: the opportunity to do new things

Promising: school diversity and competition

Responsibility and judging: producing and using numbers

Forgiving: the end of public education

Thinking politically again: the conditions for public education

“A substantive contribution... recommended to colleagues and post-graduate students.” Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin-Madison