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Education Policy and Realist Social Theory

Primary Teachers, Child-Centred Philosophy and the New Managerialism

Education Policy and Realist Social Theory by Robert Wilmott
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In Europe welfare state provision has been subjected to 'market forces'. Over the last two decades, the framework of economic competitiveness has become the defining aim of education, to be achieved by new managerialist techniques and mechanisms. This book thoughtfully and persuasively argues against this new vision of education, and offers a different, more useful potential approach.
This in-depth major study will be of great interest to researchers in the sociology of education, education policy, social theory, organization and management studies, and also to professionals concerned about the deleterious impact of current education policy on children's learning and welfare.
Taylor and Francis; August 2003
269 pages; ISBN 9781134493548
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Title: Education Policy and Realist Social Theory
Author: Robert Wilmott