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- DescriptionModernising School Governance examines the impact of recent market-based reforms on the role of goverrs in the English state education system. A focus of the book concerns how government and n-government demands for 'strong governance' have been translated to mean improved performance management of senior school leaders and greater monitoring and disciplining of goverrs. This book addresses fundamental questions about the neoliberal logic underpinning these reforms and how goverrs are being trained and responsibilised in new ways to enhance the integrity of these developments. Drawing on large-scale research conducted over three years, the book examines the impact of these reforms on the day to day practices of goverrs and the diminished role of democracy in these contexts. Wilkins also captures the ecomic and political rationalities shaping the conduct of goverrs at this time and traces these expressions to wider structural developments linked to depoliticisation, decentralisation and disintermediation. This book addresses timely and original issues concerning the role of corporate planning and expert handling to state education at a time of increased school automy, shrinking local government support/oversight, and tight, centralised accountability. It will appeal to researchers and postgraduate students in disciplines of education, sociology, political science, public policy and management. It will also be of interest to researchers and policy makers from countries with similar or emerging quasi-market education systems.
- Author BiographyAndrew Wilkins is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of East London. He is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College (2012-2019), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), co-convenor of the BERA SIG Social Theory and Education, and Associate of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, University of Glasgow.
- Author(s)Andrew Wilkins
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication14/06/2016
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleRoutledge Research in Education Policy and Politics
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note2 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white line drawings
- Weight438 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
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