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Education Policy and Social Class : The Selected Works of Stephen J. Ball,9780415363983

Education Policy and Social Class : The Selected Works of Stephen J. Ball

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Pub. Date:
11/14/2005
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Taylor & Francis
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Summary

In theWorld Library of Educationalists, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands of their work and see their contribution to the development of a field. Stephen Ball has spent the last 20 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in Education Policy and Sociology of education. He has contributed over 12 books and 200 articles to the field. InEducation Policy and Social Class, he brings together 16 of his key writings in one place. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of Stephen's career and contextualises his selection within the development of the field, the chapters are divided into three sections: *Perspectives on Policy Research * Policy Technologies and Policy Analysis * Social Class and Education Policy This book not only shows how Stephen's thinking has developed during his long and distinguished career; it also gives an insight into the development of the fields to which he contributed.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
Introduction: the problem of policy 1(6)
PART 1 Perspectives on policy research
7(72)
Policy sociology and critical social research: a personal review of recent education policy and policy research
9(17)
Introduction
9(1)
Transformations
10(1)
A new moral economy
11(1)
Autonomy and discipline
12(2)
A new civility
14(1)
And so!
14(1)
Education policy research
15(7)
And then!
22(4)
Discipline and chaos: the New Right and discourses of derision
26(17)
The New Right and education: the beginnings
26(9)
Political philosophy and social policy
35(8)
What is policy? Texts, trajectories and toolboxes
43(11)
Policy as text
44(4)
Policy as discourse
48(2)
Policy effects
50(4)
Educational studies, policy entrepreneurship and social theory
54(13)
Big policies/small world: an introduction to international perspectives in education policy
67(12)
Post-modernity and the global economy
67(2)
Magical solutions?
69(6)
Localism and recontextualisation
75(1)
Conclusion
76(3)
PART 2 Policy technologies and policy analysis
79(78)
Ethics, self-interest and the market form in education
81(15)
Commentary
91(5)
Good school/bad school: paradox and fabrication
96(19)
Introduction
96(1)
Martineau
97(3)
TQM
100(7)
SDPing
107(3)
Ofsteding
110(2)
Conclusion
112(3)
Educational reform, market concepts and ethical re-tooling
115(15)
English education markets
116(5)
A new civility and a new moral economy
121(1)
Living markets!
122(8)
Standards in education: privatisation, profit and values
130(13)
Conclusion
140(3)
The teacher's soul and the terrors of performativity
143(14)
The appearance of freedom in a `devolved environment'
145(1)
Policy technologies
145(2)
The struggle over visibility
147(10)
PART 3 Social class and education policy
157(120)
Circuits of schooling: a sociological exploration of parental choice of school in social class contexts
159(19)
Introduction
159(1)
The circuits
160(2)
Working class `locals'
162(5)
Middle-class `cosmopolitans'
167(7)
Discussion: complexities of choice
174(4)
Space, work and the `new urban economies'
178(20)
Introduction
178(3)
Michael
181(3)
Wayne
184(4)
Rachel
188(5)
Discussion
193(5)
Social justice in the head: are we all libertarians now?
198(17)
`Ethnic choosing': minority ethnic students, social class and higher education choice
215(22)
The contingent chooser
218(4)
The embedded chooser
222(5)
Ethnic mix
227(10)
`I heard it on the grapevine': `hot' knowledge and school choice
237(27)
Introduction
237(1)
Defining the grapevine
237(5)
Analysing the grapevine
242(11)
Conclusion
253(2)
Appendix
255(9)
The risks of social reproduction: the middle class and education markets
264(13)
Trust/distrust of professional and expert systems
267(2)
Spatialisation of risk and class -- strategies and concerns are localised
269(2)
The state sector as a risk
271(1)
Anxiety, emotion and class choosing
272(1)
Futurity
273(4)
Epilogue 277(1)
Bibliography 278(9)
Index 287


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