9780415240055

Education Policy and Social Reproduction: Class Inscription & Symbolic Control

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415240055

  • ISBN10:

    0415240050

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2005-12-19
  • Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer

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Summary

This book takes a theoretically informed look at British education policy over the last sixty years when secondary schooling for all children became an established fact for the first time. Comprehensive schools largely replaced a system based on academic selection. Now, under choice and competition policies, all schools are subject to the rigours of local education markets. What impact did each of these successive policy frameworks have on structures of opportunities for families and their children? How and to what extent was the experience of secondary school students shaped and what influenced the qualifications they obtained and their life chances after schooling?The authors locate their work within two broad strands in the sociology of education. Basil Bernstein's work on the realisation of power and control in and through pedagogic discourse and social reproduction provides a theoretical framework for exploring the character of and continuities and change in education and training policies.The book is an important contribution to debates about the extent to which education is a force for change in class divided societies. The authors also set out to re-establish social class at the centre of educational analysis at a time when emphasis has been on identity and identity formation, arguing for their interdependence. This book will be an important resource for students, policy analysts and policymakers wishing to think through and understand the longer term impact of programmes that have shaped secondary schooling in Britain and elsewhere.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Diagrams
List of Figures
Understanding Policy, Understanding Pedagogic Discourse
Introduction
Bernstein's Sociology: A language for policy
On Our Omissions
Framing Equality? The Education Act 1944
Introduction
Policy Frameworks
The 1944 Legislation
A Governing Partnership?
Tripartism: A very British settlement?
Conclusions
Selection, Class and Opportunity
Introduction
Selection and Social Class
Selection and Social Class and School Composition
Greater Equality of Opportunity?
Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?
Conclusions
Comprehensive Schooling: Challenging Inequality?
Introduction
Going Comprehensive from the Ground up
What was Driving the Change?
10/65 and After: Comprehensive schooling and its challenges
Neighbourhoods and Differentiation between Schools
Conclusions
Educational Systems and Social Mobility
Social Mobility and Education
Social Mobility, Selection and Comprehensivisation
Social Mobility, Meritocracy and Education
Conclusion
Bernstein, Social Reproduction and Intergenerational Transmission
Introduction
Pedagogic Discourse: Family, school and work
Pedagogic Discourse, Policy and Reproduction
Pedagogic Discourse: Its key features
Sifting and Sorting
Privileging Practices
Resources
Conclusions
Something Happened: The policy framework post 1988
Introduction
Centralisation: Reasserting central authority, putting on the pressure
Choice and Diversity: Power to parents?
Conclusion
Diversity: Selection and Stratification?
Introduction
From Diversity to Plurality
G1/4
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